Welcome to FUNDAMENTALS, the first series of VoxBody Studio's core curriculum!
FUNDAMENTALS are the classes for you if:
We divide our class time between several exercises that cover technical ‘rope-geekery,’ rope management, energetics and body mechanics in rope bondage. Expect to explore all of this in every class. We believe that it is just as important to consider how you and your partner show up for each other as it is to learn to tie a solid knot. Our intention in these classes is to give dedicated time in rope practice for your mind, heart, and body.
These classes take place every third Thursday and run in cycles of 4. Classes are not progressive, you may take them in any order.
Some rope experience is required for these classes, including column ties and lock-offs. Not quite there yet? Attend our monthly beginners rope jams first!
CLASS START TIME IS 7:15. DOORS OPEN AT 7PM FOR CHECK-IN. PLEASE TRY AND ARRIVE ON TIME, WE HAVE SO MUCH TO SHARE WITH YOU AND WE LIKE TO START CLASS ON TIME!
These classes are designed for partnered learning, and attendees should sign up in pairs. We cover content for both the person tying and being tied. If you want to attend and don’t have someone to tie with, you can make a post on our FETLIFE GROUP, or consider attending a BEGINNERS JAM first to meet someone there who is also interested in the curriculum!
Learn more about our CORE CURRICULUM here. You should attend this series after attending the BEGINNER ROPE JAMS and in order to graduate into the PROGRESSIONS series.
*Come dressed to move. Jeans are not recommended. Comfy, snug-fitting clothing is best (loose drapey clothes can be difficult to work around). Avoid underwire bras, buttons, and anything that may feel irritating underneath the rope.
*Exercises are mostly shown as floor ties; a majority of them can also be done standing. The floors are covered with mats. We also have chairs and cushions; if there is something else you need to make the physical part of class accessible for you, please email us and let us know how we can help make that happen.
*We will have loaner rope for attendees to use during class, and for sale at the end of class. If you have your own rope, bring it! We recommend 1-3 lengths jute, hemp or cotton at 8m length, 6mm diameter.
About the teachers:
Blue (she/her): Blue has been teaching and performing rope bondage since 2012. In June 2017, she opened VoxBody Studio, the Bay Area's first rope-dedicated venue. Blue is part of an active rope community in the Bay Area, teaching classes and hosting events regularly and performing at events such as Folsom Street Fair, Twisted Windows and Vau de Vire Society productions. She has also presented at RopeCraft, Bondage Expo Dallas, Desert Bound and Karada House’s QueerRope event. Blue is an enthusiastic sWitch, believes bondage education should address both sides of the rope, and is so proud of the Vox-community. Find her on IG @miss_true_blue.
Ivy (she/they): Ivy Limieux is a sWitchy Sadistic VoxFox, joining the rope community in 2016. She has a passion for volunteer work and fetish parties, and loves the incredibly supportive network of kinksters, artists, and fetishists that rope has allowed her to connect with. She believes that rope is as fluid and adaptable as the people who choose to participate, and that every desire to learn should be met with the opportunity to do so. She has taught/performed for organizations such as Dark Odyssey, Obsidian_LA, Black Rose Education, Kinky Activist Support Fund, and Kink.com. Ivy is the host of Kinky, Colorful, Conscious, a kinky POC roundtable founded in 2018. She co-host’s Oakland’s bi-monthly POC play party, SOUL as well as other POC events in the Bay Area. Find her on IG and FL @ivylimieux.
Moxie (she/her): Moxie has been rope bottoming since 2015, and started tying a few years into her rope journey. She’s passionate about restraint, aesthetics, body awareness, and rope that makes her feel distressed. She enjoys exploring ties that can be challenging and awkward, as well as repeating familiar shapes in ties that bring new knowledge and experience over time. Moxie has performed at events such as Twisted Windows, Folsom Street Fair, and Nuit des Cordes, attended NARIX 2016, and has bottomed for Kazami Ranki. She practices aerial and flexibility outside of rope to stay connected with her body and gain understanding of how our bodies communicate to us. Find her on IG and FL @boundmoxie.