$22 – $122

Your First Flight: Beginning Suspension, with Belle

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

11th fl bell 013#

245 w. 29st Street

New York, NY 10001

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

TES PRESENTS: Your First Flight: Beginning Suspension, with Belle 10AM-6PM

Students will gain the skills and tools necessary to safely do basic rope suspensions. This course will focus on both topping and bottoming skills allowing the participants to grow as a team tying together. Tops will learn about chest harnesses, suspension lines, suspension positions and balance, and communication during suspension. Bottoms will learn tips about suspension, testing ties before they are loaded, making adjustments, speaking up and finding out preferred ties and positions.

Topics to be covered
· Building solid chest harnesses
· Assessing tie stability
· Suspension lines

· Suspension basics
· Normal sensation in suspension
· Testing harnesses on the ground
· Finding more and less comfortable positions
· Making adjustments in ties

Pre-requisites:
· Tops
o At least 2 stable chest harnesses. Only one of them may be a TK/boxtie
o A stable hip harness (ideally 2)
o Ability to take critique from bottoms and desire to solve problems

· Bottoms
o Ability to tell when things are working or problematic in ties
o Comfort speaking up when there is a problem
o Desire to problem solve with top

Required materials
· At least 8 (and ideally 10) 8-9 meter ropes for suspension (nylon, mfp, hemp, or jute)
· A suspension ring and 3-4 weight rated carabineers OR 6 weight rated carabineers
· Any aftercare needs

About Belle-

Belle- doesn’t have a specific style of bondage but most of what she does is based on the Japanese style of bondage. Her goals are to create manageable pain for my bottoms and to create an experience that both enjoy, meaning that the type of rope she does at any given time is highly dependent on the person that she is tying. She really enjoys doing both structured ties and unstructured or informal ties, again, dependent on the goals of the scene. Her style of presentation is to have as much interactive time as possible and for the participants share their experience and bring their knowledge to the class. She tends to prefer leading workshop-styl classes where the students learn the concept through a series of progressive activities designed to get them to think about their own tying. The goal is to teach them something that they can apply to their own scenes and their own styles.

Pricing:

We have limited spots available for participating couples and single observers.

Participating couples

$102/participating couple for TES members (at least one must show a valid TES membership card on arrival)

$122/participating couple for non TES members


Observer

$42 observer for TES member (must show a valid TES membership card on arrival)

$52 observer for non TES member

$22 observer for TES Staff (with written approval by committee chair)

If spots are still available day of workshop, we will accept walk-ins at a slightly higher price. Cash only.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

11th fl bell 013#

245 w. 29st Street

New York, NY 10001

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved