With permission from its creator, Ceci Ferox (Berlin), we are excited to share this beautiful hands-front harness with you!
This chest harness allows the hands to cross in front of the chest and is a great alternative to hands bound behind the back for suspension. And we love the flow and logic of it!
This class is a part of the VoxBody core curriculum, but is open to students otherwise who want to learn this particular tie.
* This class will include time spent covering content and information for students enrolled in the Core Curriculum program (ie: what to expect of the remaining classes in the series, what gear is needed for suspension, and what risks we start to face as we prepare for our first suspensions).
This class is designed for partnered learning, and covers content for both the person tying and being tied. We expect that attending partners have previous tying experience together.
Solid ‘201’ level rope knowledge is required, for both the person tying AND being tied. Those tying should be familiar with half hitches and munters, and experience in varying the tension on wraps to make the tie secure. Those being tied should be familiar with their body in rope, especially the chest, and have some knowledge of the symptoms of loss of circulation and/or nerve impingement.
*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.
*The pattern in this class is shown standing. We also have chairs and cushions, and our floors are covered with mats. 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 do have loaner rope for attendees to use during class. If you have your own rope, bring it! You'll need 2-5 lengths of rope, depending on your rope. We recommend rope at 6mm diameter. Tie will be demonstrated with jute at 6mm/8m length. More info about rope choices and lengths can be found on our FAQ page.
About the teachers:
** Please note: We are incredibly grateful to Ceci Ferox (Berlin) for their permission to share their harness. We spent one on one time learning the details and nuance of this tie with them and will share a percentage of the proceeds of this class with them. We share this tie with respect for their skills and insights, and encourage you to always go to the source of a harness or tie when/if possible, and take care to acknowledge those who have spent energy and effort thoughtfully creating them. Check out Ceci's work on IG @ceciferox.
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.
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.