Are you loving rope bondage and ready for the next level?
PROGRESSIONS are the classes for you if:
The intention of our PROGRESSIONS classes is to introduce you to more complex rope patterns, and techniques for binding the full body. Techniques are taught within a context of creating shapes, restraint and a ‘scene’ that can evoke different emotions and experiences. The classes are structured to allow students enough time to explore and to let the rope have its effect (ie: we do not rush through patterns in this class!)
These classes take place every fourth Thursday and run in cycles of 4. Classes are not progressive, you may take them in order. Jump in at any point!
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; attendees should sign up with a partner. We cover content for both the person tying and being tied. If you want to attend and don’t have someone to tie with, make a post on our FETLIFE GROUP or consider attending a Beginners Jam or other Rope Jam with the intention of finding some like-minded rope partners!
Solid foundational rope knowledge is required for these classes. These classes are taught at a ‘201’ level and pace; we want to be sure all students are working from a similar base of knowledge. Our lessons will assume prior knowledge and experience tying/being tied in column ties, hitches and frictions and lock-offs. If you feel unsure about those techniques, we recommend the FUNDAMENTALS series.
Learn more about our CORE CURRICULUM here. You should attend this series after attending the FUNDAMENTALS series and in order to graduate into the ASCENT 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 3-6 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.