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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series - Intermediate 1 with Shosty9 and athena

  • 15 May 2022
  • 12 Jun 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • 15 May 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (MDT)
  • 22 May 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (MDT)
  • 5 Jun 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (MDT)
  • 12 Jun 2022, 5:00 PM 7:00 PM (MDT)
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series

Intermediate course 1

So you know your 3 rope gote, some leg ties, and a few single columns... Time to start thinking about flying!

COST per Tying Pair: WRAPPED Members - $225 | Tied Members - $200 | Bound Members - $175

Instructors: Shosty9 and athena

When: Sundays 5-7 PM, May 15, May 22, June 5, June 12


This course builds on the first 2 beginner courses and is the first in the intermediate level. During these four weeks, we will refine the structure and tension of our chest harnesses for suspension, gain an understanding of load line mechanics and safety, tie a mermaid harness that can be suspended, learn about directional suspensions including side, face-up, and face down, and ultimately tie a static suspension.


    Working knowledge of the three rope gote (TK), basic negotiation skills, 6-10 - 30' lengths of rope, 3-5 load rated carabiners, or a suspension ring.

    About our instructors:

    Matt/Shosty9 (he/him)

    Matt has been a part of the Denver rope community since 2018. Having an engineering mind he cares less about the how of rope and more about the why. Breaking patterns down into their core components and understanding their interaction has guided his understanding. This also informs how he teaches, ensuring students gain a functional understanding rather than copying by rote. In addition to interests in rope and rope education, Matt's interests include primal play, knives, and breath play.

    athena/ghost_sonata (she/her)

    Since discovering kink eight years ago, athena has rounded out her vanilla life by exploring power exchange, giggly masochism, and plenty of time in rope. A highly sensitive rope slut with an insatiable appetite for novelty, she has had the pleasure of discovering the many different modalities rope has to offer with trusted and intimate partners. 

    A consent enthusiast, relational junkie, and liberal feminist killjoy, athena has shared her passion with others by teaching about rope, power dynamics, sexuality, feminism, kink, and personal transformation in cities across the United States.

    Important Registration Information:

    • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
    • Photo ID is required to be admitted and must match the name listed in your online registration.
    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
    • It is the responsibility of the attendees to be on time for the class. If you realize you will be late, please get in touch with the instructor as soon as possible.


      • All attendees must sign a COVID waiver as part of online registration and submit to a symptom check including a no touch temperature check.
      • Mask optional with proof of full COVID vaccination (e.g. CDC COVID Vaccination Card - original card, clear photograph or photocopy, CIIS immunization record, myVaccine in the myColorado app). The name on your vaccine documentation must match the name on your photo ID. 
      • Full vaccination is defined as a minimum of two weeks post 2nd dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
      • You only have to show your vaccination record once. Feel free to email it to ahead of the event if you prefer. We will not be making any copies, just marking that it was checked.
      • Members who are not fully vaccinated, are unvaccinated, or do not wish to show proof of vaccination are still welcome at Studio Friction, but will be asked to wear a mask at all times when in the space.
      • If you need help finding a vaccine or scheduling a vaccine appointment, please reach out to, and we will do our best to help you.
        • Hand and surface sanitizer will be available throughout the studio.

      Studio Friction

      740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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