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CANCELED - Rope Intensive: Tying and Flying: Beginning Self Suspension with Shay Tiziano

  • 22 Jan 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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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

Class Description:

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). 

 COVID Restrictions:

  • 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
  • Hand and surface sanitizer will be available throughout the studio

*The name on your COVID vaccine or test documentation must match the name on your ID.

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