In this workshop, participants will learn how to tie (and/or how to be tied) in sustainable, functional rope chest harnesses from experienced rope practitioners Parker RopeBoi and Juniper Quinn in an inclusive, body-positive environment. Workshop will include demonstrations, step-by-step hands-on tying instruction, opportunities for individual feedback, and information about risks and safety issues.
All experience levels welcome! Basic experience with rope basics, a square knot, and a Somerville bowline single-column tie are helpful for this class.
You can attend this workshop solo or with a partner. Participation in any parts of the workshop is entirely optional and should be done only with full, ongoing consent.
Some hands-on parts of the workshop are most effective with a partner. If you attend solo, you are welcome to try to partner up with another solo participant at the start of the workshop.
About the Presenters:
Parker RopeBoi (IG: @parkerropeboi) is a queer, non-binary rope performer and educator who has been presenting workshops and rope performances across North America and Europe. since 2009. Known for their daredevil self-suspension performances, Parker is also a versatile rope top who enjoys tying others and sharing their passion for rope. Parker considers rope to be a versatile medium for enabling and disabling corporeal possibilities, presenting and overcoming impasses, instigating intense sensations, and suspending bodies in space. As an educator, Parker enjoys breaking down complex scenes and into teachable skills and techniques. Parker respects and appreciates that all bodies are different and that there are no “one-size-fits-all” techniques. Parker strives to foster an inclusive, affirming environment for adults of all bodies, histories, and identifications to learn and enjoy rope. Parker offers workshops and private lessons for levels ranging from novice to advanced. Parker lives in New York City and hosts the monthly event Queer Rope Social NYC.
Juniper Quinn (IG: @juniperquinn_) is a bubbly rope switch who loves using rope as a tool for pain, pleasure, silliness, and connection. As a rope bottom, Juniper delights in creating interesting shapes in the air, challenging herself both physically and mentally, and exploring new possibilities through self-tying. She enjoys rope’s demand for presence and mindfulness and employs a deep sense of connection to her body and to her partners when tying.