Tying and Flying: Beginning Self Suspension
With Shay Tiziano
Where: Studio Friction
When: Saturday January 22, 2022 2:00-5:30 PM (doors at 1:30 PM)
Cost (per person): Non-members $75, WRAPPED Members $65, TIED Members $55, BOUND Members $45
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.
Class from 2 - 5:30pm, doors open at 1:30pm
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.**
Supplies: You will need a basic self-suspension kit. There may be some supplies available to borrow, please contact Shay with any questions.*
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.
About the Presenter:
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.
**IMPORTANT** If you would like to bring a non-tying spotter, this person must also register for the event. You will receive a registration code for them to use in your ticket purchase confirmation email, which will allow them to register for no charge.
*If you need to purchase rope, Studio Friction has POSH and treated jute rope in stock. We also have safety shears available.
Important Registration Information:
All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
Photo ID is required to be admitted. Name on ID must match the name on your registration. You must be 19 years of age or older to attend.
No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
All attendees must sign a covid waiver and agree to symptom and no touch temperature checks
Masks are required for all attendees at Studio Friction, regardless of vaccination status.
All attendees must provide either:
Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (including boosters as recommended by the CDC) or
- Results of negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of the event you are attending
*The name on your COVID vaccine or test documentation must match the name on your ID.