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Name Tying & Flying: Self-Suspension Afternoon Intensive
Producer Shay Tiziano
Time Saturday 8th of January 2022, 1:30 pm–5:30 pm (PST)
Location San Francisco Aerial and Dance Studio, San Francisco, 1661 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Tying & Flying: Self-Suspension Afternoon Intensive

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Introduction to Self-Suspension, with Shay Tiziano


Self-suspension can be used for dynamic movement, exploring intense sensation, performance, learning partnered bondage, ritual, and more. After a discussion of general principles and safety considerations specific to self-suspension, participants will practice support line skills and be guided through a basic face-up self suspension, with a possible transition to an inversion and introduction to some in-air variations.

This class utilizes an “inverted classroom” format – participants are expected to have working knowledge of a self-tied chest harness and hip harness and basic bondage safety prior to coming to class. We will still tie the harnesses as a class, so attendees are not expected to have them memorized, but familiarity will allow us to spend the class time polishing your harnesses and working on “in-air” skills. These harnesses can be found in free videos; specific links and alternative Tying & Flying page number references will be e-mailed to attendees.

Pre-requisites: This class is intended as a "101" level introduction to self-suspension. Attendees should have experience with tying on the ground (as both a top and bottom, and/or self-tying), and be very comfortable with non-cinching single column ties. In order to self-suspend in class, participants should review the health evaluation articles that will be e-mailed to attendees, and have body & risk awareness to participate at a level that is safe(r) for them.


  • Class from 2 - 5:30pm, doors open at 1:30pm
  • Location: San Francisco Aerial and Dance Studio (details sent to ticketed attendees)
  • Class size is limited to ensure everyone has "air time" and personalized instruction. There will be a hard point for each attendee. Each attendee may bring one non-tying "spotter" if they would like, but this is not required.
  • You will need a basic self-suspension kit. There may be some supplies available to borrow, pleasecontact Shay with any questions.

About the Instructor:
Shay Tiziano (she/her or they/them) is a dynamic bondage performer and renowned self-suspender known for their unique, dynamic performances and fun, attainable, and risk-awareness focused approach to kink education. She is the author of Tying & Flying, the first-ever book about self-suspension, and Creating Captivating Classes, a guide for kink and sexuality educators. Based in San Francisco, Shay has over a decade of experience presenting across the US and internationally. She has produced events and performance showcases including BENT, the Bay Area’s biggest dungeon party, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival bondage & aerial stage, Self-Suspension Open Space, the Folsom Street Fair bondage stage, and acclaimed bondage and fetish performance event Twisted Windows.

All attendees will need to 1) provide proof of vaccination, and 2) complete a symptom attestation at the door. Sufficient proof of vaccinated status is a state/federally issued vaccine card or a photograph of your card (with a matching name on your ID) showing that you are two weeks past the complete vaccine course. Attendees who are unable to provide proof of vaccination will be turned away. Masks are required except when actively self-suspending and more than 6 feet distanced from other attendees.

This event is hosted/produced by:
Shay Tiziano
San Francisco, CA
Self-suspender, dynamic bondage performer, educator.
This event is featuring:
Twisted Windows
San Francisco, CA
Exquisitely erotic, sensually subversive, and distinctly daring queer performance art
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