Cost:See below. **Everyone must pre-register, no registrations accepted at door**
Dress code:comfortable clothing
We are excited to announce ROPESCAPE Nyack, a rope suspension intensive and intimate rope play gathering with Eric Pride on Saturday, October 7 in Nyack (just 40 minutes outside NYC)!
In this intensive, you will learn rope suspension in a clear and systematic way. You will not just learn various patterns and ties, but develop an understanding of the building blocks in each one of them.
This is a hands-on intensive with A LOT of tying. Previous rope experience is a requirement. At a minimum, you should be comfortable with rope handling and basic ties such as single and double ties, a futomomo (“fat leg” tie), and a two-rope TK (chest harness). Please inquire with the organizers if you are not certain you have this background knowledge.
The intensive will cover topics such as:
Rope suspension safety for tops and bottoms
Consent and negotiation for rope bondage and suspension
Thinking critically about rope: Breaking down fundamental and more complex ties into their basic building blocks
Understanding and using chest harnesses (TKs)
The main and support lines in suspension
Structure, management and handling of static suspensions (time permitting, several variations of each tie will be covered)
Using hip support and harnesses
It’s not just about rope technique: Playing with partial and full suspensions
Join us after the intensive for an intimate rope play party and fun social times. You can play or practice your new rope skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
What to bring for the intensive:
8-10 pieces of rope, each about 26-30 feet long (preferably natural fiber rope such as jute or hemp)
4-6 carabiners (rated for climbing / climbing gear)
Safety scissors or shears
Useful (but not necessary): A rope suspension ring, and nylon runner / sling to attach and adjust the height of your suspension point
Refillable water bottle
Blanket or yoga mat to use on the floor
Pricing: $95 per top/bottom/switch pair or couple until September 16, 2017 (early bird pricing!). Thereafter $125 per top/bottom/switch pair or couple.
$40 per observer (i.e. you just want to watch, and not tie or be tied).
Space is limited, and once the event sells out, registration will be closed. Price includes the evening play party. Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
Participants must pre-register for the intensive. No registrations will be accepted at the door.
Seeking Workshop Buddy/Partner?
Are you looking for a workshop buddy/partner for ROPESCAPE Nyack?
Below is a thread for you whether top, bottom or switch. Post a little blurb about yourself and indicate whether you are looking for a bottom, top or switch to work with.
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Doors open & registration
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Afternoon session
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner break (on your own)
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Evening session
9:00pm – 12:30am: Rope play party (and further rope practice!)
About Eric Pride
Living in New York City, Eric Pride is an international BDSM and lifestyle educator with a wonderfully engaging and interactive teaching style. While being highly skilled and sought after for a great variety of lifestyle and play-related topics, he is possibly best known for his disarmingly subtle ability to connect and shape the most amazing scenes with his play partners, whether with rope, toys or just his creatively twisted mind.
Eric is a passionate, outgoing and social person who enjoys meeting new people of all ages, genders and orientations. He is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is also the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the hands-on immersive weekend intensives KinkWorks, PlaySpace, EdgePlay, ROPESCAPE, ROPESCAPE 2 and Unleashed. You can learn more about Eric Pride here on FetLife and on his website http://ericpride.com.