Workshop Descriptions

 

Current Workshops

The workshops listed below are just a few examples of what can be put together to suit your community's unique educational needs. Whether you'd like to simply pick one that has already been developed or work with me to create something tailored to your students I'm happy to explore all available options. 

 
 
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Full Weekend Workshops

Experimental Rope

In this full weekend long workshop we will progressively explore the idea that everything we create with rope is simply a series of circles. We will cover unstructured suspension, harness development, innovating and uniquely "Tif-style" harnesses, and intregrating bamboo and other objects for exciting results.

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Advanced (Intermediate options available)

Performance Bondage

This weekend performance intensive will cover everything students need to begin to put together their first performances, or take existing performances to a more dynamic and engaging place. We will cover mood, rhythm, tying to music, tempo and time, as well as spending serious time on choreography development. 

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

 
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Single Day Workshops

Mood and Intent

In this single day workshop we will take a deep dive into controlling mood and intent in our ropes. We will cover non-verbal communication, the ways in which our use of time and space impact our partner's experience of our ropes, as well as ways of expressing ourselves using our bodies and our ropes.

Room Requirements: Room to move

Skill Requirements: Single column

skill level: Beginner-Intermediate

Body Mechanics (Ground and Air)

Understanding in an intuitive way the way a body moves in space is essential to sculpting the figure. In this single day workshop we will explore both on the ground and in the air the way the body moves from the smallest joint lock to the largest transitions, gaining mastery over our efforts to control a person in space in the process. 

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Chaotic Rope (Ground and Air)

In this single day workshop we will embrace the beauty of messy rope. Exploring the potential of very unstructured ties first on the ground we will dive into tension management, fixing problems down the line, and containing the figure. From there, we will explore through partial and full suspension two methodologies of safely creating chaos- first by imposing order on an existing chaotic system, and finally by allowing ordered ties to disintegrate into controlled chaos in the air. We’ll also talk line management, emergency procedures for when the mess gets out of hand, and getting out of corners we’ve tied ourselves into. Bottoms will learn strategies for identifying issues in advance, as well as sensation management techniques for sustaining unusual positions.

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Integrating Bamboo

Bamboo is an excellent tool in our rigging toolbox. In this day long workshop we will explore a few methods of integrating pieces of bamboo into our ties. We will cover a variety of lashing methods as well as free form methods of playing with bamboo, both on the ground, as partials, and in full suspension. 

Required materials: 1-2" diameter piece of bamboo no larger than the bottom is tall.

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Armnesses

This advanced class will cover a variety of suspension worthy harnesses designed to lift from just the arms-no chest support needed! Participants must be proficient in suspension from common chest harnesses with a good grasp of bondage safety basics. Bottoms should be capable of sustaining a variety of stress positions involving the arms and shoulders, and be comfortable giving detailed feedback on wrap placement.

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Tifereth's Tengu

In this day long workshop we will explore both the blood choke and non-blood choke variations of Tifereth's tengu. We will cover the two variations of the tie, explore its usefulness in a transition sequence, and ways of playing with the blood choke version safely. 

note: bottoms should be comfortable with rope on/near the neck

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Advanced (Intermediate ground option available)

Embracing the Hurt

In this single day workshop we will cover every way of intensifying the sensations our partners experience in rope, as well as a few nifty tips, tricks, and tie-ins to amplify the intensity. Bottoms can expect a chance to unpack their experience of pain and develop an essential vocabulary for communicating their experiences, and riggers will develop the skills and language to capitalize on their bottom's new wealth of body sensation awareness.

Room Requirements: n/a

Skill Requirements: Single column

skill level: All 

Bottoming (offered dependent on Tifereth's health)

Bottoming to demanding suspensions is a skill, and in this day long workshop Tifereth will pass on every hard earned lesson she's learned. We'll cover basic safety, some simnple stretches, and dive right in to exploring ways of managing challenging positions, breathing difficulties, and intense sensations. Bottoms should bring a suspension capable rigger, as this workshop is hands on!

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience (Riggers)

skill level: bottoms All, riggers Intermediate-Advanced

 
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Single Classes (1.5-2 hours)

Body Manipulation Classes:

Body Manipulation on the Ground

Understanding in an intuitive way the way a body moves in space is essential to sculpting the figure. In this workshop we will explore on the ground controlling and moving our partners in space, ultimately working towards a better command of leverage.

Room requirements: A space large enough to roll around in

Skill requirements: Single Column

Skill level: All

Body Manipulation in the Air

Understanding in an intuitive way the way a body moves in space is essential to sculpting the figure. In this workshop we will explore in the air methods of manipulating both our partners and our suspension lines to find unusual and dynamic shapes. We will also cover a minimalistic harness designed for maximum manipulation, gaining mastery over our efforts to control a person in space in the process.

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced

Harness and Technique Classes:

Armnesses-Swiss Armyness

This advanced class will cover the Swiss Armyness, designed by Tifereth to be a base pattern which with the addition of a single half length of rope can become a TK, strappado, tengu, self choking suspension harness, low hands in front harness, and low hands in back harness when tied on the torso, as well as functioning as a useful thigh loading futomomo and hip harness. Participants must be proficient in suspension from common chest harnesses with a good grasp of bondage safety basics. Bottoms should be capable of sustaining a variety of stress positions involving the arms and shoulders, and be comfortable giving detailed feedback on wrap placement.

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced

Armnesses-Infinity Tie

This advanced class will cover the Infinity Tie, a harness designed by Tifereth to lift from just the arms-no chest support needed! Participants must be proficient in suspension from common chest harnesses with a good grasp of bondage safety basics. Bottoms should be capable of sustaining a variety of stress positions involving the arms and shoulders, and be comfortable giving detailed feedback on wrap placement.

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced

Armnesses-Tenshi (The Angel Tie, aka Fucky Arms)

This advanced class will cover the Tenshi, a harness designed by Tifereth to lift from just the arms-no chest support needed! Participants must be proficient in suspension from common chest harnesses with a good grasp of bondage safety basics. Bottoms should be capable of sustaining a variety of stress positions involving the arms and shoulders, and be comfortable giving detailed feedback on wrap placement.

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced

The Double Column Tie For Suspension

The humble double column tie is a simple yet powerful tool in a riggers toolbox, too often learned and moved on from to more complex and visually exciting ties. In this class we'll explore this basic element's surprising versatility for suspension. We'll cover useful variations for securing both large and small parts of our partner's anatomy in suspension, single points from double columns, and adding double columns into a finished pose to find an extra transition or two when you've tied yourself into a corner. Riggers will require experience with basic suspension, bottoms will require good communication skills and and a solid knowledge of their nerve pathways.

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced

Chaotic Rope (Ground)

In this workshop we will embrace the beauty of messy rope. Exploring the potential of very unstructured ties first on the ground we will dive into tension management, fixing problems down the line, and containing the figure.

Room Requirements: n/a

Skill Requirements: Single column, basic hitches

skill level: Beginner-Intermediate

Chaotic Rope (Air)

In this workshop we will embrace the beauty of messy rope. Exploring the potential of very unstructured ties we will investigate through partial and full suspension two methodologies of safely creating chaos- first by imposing order on an existing chaotic system, and finally by allowing ordered ties to disintegrate into controlled chaos in the air. We’ll also talk line management, emergency procedures for when the mess gets out of hand, and getting out of corners we’ve tied ourselves into. Bottoms will learn strategies for identifying issues in advance, as well as sensation management techniques for sustaining unusual positions.

Room Requirements: Suspension Points for all participants

Skill Requirements: Suspension experience

skill level: Intermediate-Advanced

Soft Skills Classes:

Mood

In this workshop we will take a deep dive into controlling mood and intent in our ropes. We will cover non-verbal communication, the ways in which our use of time and space impact our partner's experience of our ropes, as well as ways of expressing ourselves using our bodies and our ropes.

Room Requirements: Room to move around

Skill Requirements: n/a

Skill level: All

Time, Space and Rhythm

Rhythm is how time is used, time can be a powerful tool in our efforts to influence mood, intent and space. In this workshop we with explore controlling both the rhythm of our tying and the rhythm of the scene to influence our partner’s experience of the rope. We will also cover ways of gaining better control of our rope through efficiency and flow drills.

Room requirements: Room to move around

Skill Requirements: n/a

Skill level: all

Torture Classes:

Head Bondage for Distraction and Degradation

Too often bondage and torture can feel predictable. In this hands-on workshop we'll embrace the awkward and unexpected side of head bondage, gaining useful tools for distracting and degrading our partners along the way. Bottoms should expect to be challenged as aspects of this class are humiliating, unexpected, and uncomfortable.

Room Requirements: n/a

Skill Requirements: Single column, basic hitches

Skill level: All

Beginner Bondage for Sadomasochists

Rope bondage offers many sensations, and pain can be a wonderful one of them. In this workshop we'll begin to explore intense sensation, and discuss practical ways to introduce challenging elements to our scenes. From embracing the pleasure in a painful stretch, to the joys of working with skin sensation and pressure, you'll learn everything you need to know to safely begin to take your bondage to the dark side.

Room requirements: n/a

Skill requirements: single column

Skill level: all

Foot Torture

Feet are a treasure trove of torture possibilities, with everything from pressure points to poke, to bones to squeeze. In this class we’ll cover two styles of torturing feet, toes and calves, perfect either as stand along play or integrated into other ties.

Room requirements: n/a

Skill requirements: single column

Skill level: all

Advanced Torture

This advanced level class explores through demonstration and guided exploration Tifereth's unique approach to the extremes of psychological torture in rope. We cover safety, negotiation, and the basic theory behind the methodology in play, then move on to an extended demonstration of the practice. At the end students are invited to discuss and explore amongst themselves and with their partners. Trigger warning- this class contains upsetting material including extreme depersonalization techniques. 

Room Requirements: Hard Points

Skill requirements: Suspension Experience

Skill level: Advanced