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Self Tying 2: Partial and Static Suspension with Marilyn and Kennedy

  • 22 Jul 2024
  • 12 Aug 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 22 Jul 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 29 Jul 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 5 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • 12 Aug 2024, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM (MDT)
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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Studio Friction's Self-Tying Rope Bondage Series:

Self Tying 2:

Partial and Static Suspension

with Marilyn and Kennedy

Ready to take your self-tying skills into the air? This is the class for you!

This self-tying rope bondage class is perfect for those who have experience self-tying on the ground and are wanting to learn the basics of self-suspension. This course is the second of a three-part self-tying/suspension series that will take you from never having touched rope before to dynamic self-suspension in the air within 12 weeks. The focus of this class will be partial and static self-suspensions.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Self suspension safety and risk mitigation
  • Suspension hardware
  • Suspension hangers and upline lock-offs
  • Load line management
  • Self-suspension spotter skills
  • Partial suspension
  • Static suspensions
  • New harnesses along the way

This class is intended for those who have completed the Self Tying 1 course. Students may test into the Self-Tying course if they can show proficiency in tying single columns, double columns, a suspendable chest harness, and a suspendable hip harness. Please contact after registering if you need to test into the course.


  • When: Mondays 7-9pm. July 22 - August 12
  • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Course price is per individual. Bound members = $100, Tied members = $125, Wrapped members = $150.
You must provide your own rope

Approx 5 30' lengths and 2 15' lengths of rope for harnesses (can be natural or synthetic)

3-4 30' lengths of ropes for uplines (must be synthetic)

Hardware for suspending, such as carabiners, a rigging plate, a ring, etc.

Cutting implement, such as safety sheers


Marilyn (she/her, fet: _Marilyn_)

Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

Kennedy Be Mine (they/them, she/her)

Kennedy is queer, kinky and an avid self-suspender! Kennedy took her first rope class at studio friction in 2022 and has been tying ever since. They especially enjoy blending nerdy cosplay with shibari and loves the way rope can make every, body feel amazing.

Important Information:

  • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
  • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
  • Registration & payment required in advance.
  • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact with extenuating circumstances.) 
  • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

    Studio Friction

    740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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