Self-Tie Rope Jam led by Shay Tiziano

  • Hosted by VoxBody Studio
  • Oakland, CA -
  • 27 people on the list-

Yay! Shay Tiziano is back for another series of self-tie rope jams for the fall 2023!

Self-tying can be used to explore intense sensation, practice mindfulness, build partnered bondage skills, and more. Come learn and tie in the beautiful VoxBody Studio space surrounded by other self-bondage aficionados! This self-tie rope jam includes a friendly and approachable beginning-level floorwork class, followed by an Open Space style event with opportunities to share knowledge, spot for each other, practice, and socialize. If you have an interest in self-tying, we'd love to see you!


7:30pm: Doors open for arrival (doors will not remain open during the event, so please arrive by 7:45pm) 

7:45 - 9pm: Introductory self-tying lesson 

9:00 - 9:30pm: Option for Open Space-style peer-led topics – come with requests for ties/topics you want to learn or share! – as well as practice and socialization. Hardpoints will be available for experienced folks to use during the jam and wind-down time (but not the lesson time). Attendees are expected to have the risk awareness and self-knowledge to participate at a level that is safe(r) for them.

9:30 - 10pm: Free play, socialization, and wind-down 

The lessons for each of these sessions will always begin with Shay's Safety Speed Round (so she can sleep at night), intention, rope handling basics, and by teaching the building blocks of a lark’s head and half hitch. Following these fundamentals, each of the three sessions will branch off into different topic areas, as described below. No rope experience is necessary – these are welcoming, stand-alone, beginner-level classes.

  • September – Mindfulness and Flow for Self-Tying: Content includes two basic single column ties for self-tie floorwork, free-form spiral-style floor self-bondage, and applying three key aspects of flow states to bring yourself into the present with self-bondage.
  • October – Under Pressure: Content includes discussion & practice of compression-based self-ties, including exercises focused on tension and aesthetic intention explored through variations on a mermaid tie, chest tie, and intense foot and calf self-bondage.
  • November – Aesthetics, Doubled: Content includes variations on gauntlets, weaving, introduction to double column ties, and an ornamental body harness.

A few notes:

* tickets are for each individual date.

* VoxBody has loaner rope for attendees to borrow during the event, and rope for sale.

COVID policy (Please take time to read through all policies and etiquette before attending an event at VoxBody!)

Getting Here


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About Shay:

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.

Find her on: @ShayTiziano Twitter: @ShayBlondieFetLife: @ShayBlondieFacebook: Shay Tiziano


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