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Jax & Savannah Rope Bite Workshop w YumYum Panda!

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Date & Time:
Saturday, December 29, 2018 ·10:00 AM –
Sunday, December 30, 2018 · 4:00 PM 
 
Location:
Jax Rope Bite Rope Space

700 E. Union St 3-H   @ map

Cost: $50 per person or $85 per couple internet price $75 per person and $125 per couple at the door
Dress code: Rope Friendly
Description:

YumYumPanda Part 2 Updated 10/10/18

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10 hours of Yum Yum Panda over 2 days!

Hands free harnesses

Gem

he gem harness is a sustainable arms out chest harness created by YumYumPanda. Panda personally struggles bottoming to TKs and has heard feedback from many partners that the traditional chest harness wasn’t very sustainable. She took the principles and fundamentals of a traditional chest and incorporated a hishi pattern to create an arms out chest harness that provides support in multiple areas, while allowing for the ability to pull different sections of the harness to distribute load. This harness is a great alternative to traditional chest harnesses and keeps the arms free for play.

*** Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a single and double column tie. Know how to tie a munter, half moon and X friction. Know how to tie a basic chest harness. Knowledge of basic anatomy and rope safety.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in a basic chest harness. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties.***

You will need 3-4 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required.
Gem Harness Link

Devika harness

This harness is an equal load distributing arms front chest harness created by YumYumPanda. The harness infuses fundamental principles of a hishi patterned chest harness and tengu harness to create a unique arms in front placement harness that distributes load evenly along the chest. This harness was created to help alleviate some of the elbow pain that comes with the tengu harness and to provide more support than a traditional chest harness. It incorporates a hishi pattern that leaves open space in the diaphragm and chest area that helps allow those being tied to breath easier. There are 3 variations for the arms to be attached to the harness that create different aesthetics and load variations for the person being tied.

***Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a single and double column tie. Know how to tie a munter, half moon and X friction. Know how to tie a basic chest harness. Knowledge of basic anatomy and rope safety.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in a basic chest harness. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties.***

You will need 3-4 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required.

Devika Harness Link

Playing on the Ground

Floor work can be an incredibly powerful way to connect and exchange energy with your partners in rope. This class will cover ground work and how to build/create a rope scene on the ground from basic ties. Students will explore different variations of simple ties and how to put them together to create an experience for their bottoms on the ground. We will discuss different body positions and contortions to further compliment simple ties on the ground. Students will have opportunities to explore sensual connection, shame/exposure play in rope and aspects of mouth rope. This is a hands on class and discussion.

***Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a single and double column tie. I would prefer students know how to tie a basic chest harness and futomomo also, but not completely necessary.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in floor based ties. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties.***

You will need 3-5 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required.

Rope Play for the Face and Mouth:

Have you ever wanted to bind the face? Or maybe bind the tongue or put things in your bottom’s mouth? This class will cover the basics of playing with rope when incorporating the face and mouth. Let us dig deeper into the psychological aspect of taking away senses that we use each day. Come discover how hot and sensual a rope scene can be once the aspects of the face and mouth are being played with! We will discuss negotiation, safety tips, and basic ways to bind the face and mouth. Students will also have the opportunity to try a number of different face and mouth techniques, the instructors will also provide tools to play with if students chose to do so. This class will be mainly demonstration, discussion and hands on.

***Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a single and double column tie. Knowledge of basic anatomy and rope safety.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in basic ties such as single columns. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties including being able to communicate any health concerns related to the face and mouth.***

You will need 1-2 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required. If you have a tengui and jute twine, bring it.

Twisty – Body Torsion in Partials and Suspensions:

Torsions in rope can be a dynamic and sexy way to take your scene from flat to vibrant. In this class students will explore how uplines, body potion and slight adjustments in rope can create new shapes for the body in rope. There will discussion in still class about how to combine up lines, create pull points in already attached suspension lines and how to maneuver rope to accentuate new shapes. Students will also learn a torsion sequence that incorporates a chest loading tie and a calf binder tie (this sequence can be a partial or full suspension). Those being tied will gain knowledge in how to adjust their bodies in torsions, begin the torsion process in rope and management/pain processing of torsion in ropes.

***Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie an arms free suspendable chest harness. Knowledge on how to tie a calf binder (the instructor will also demonstrate one in class). Functional understanding and experience managing up lines. For those suspending, knowledge and experience suspending bodies and managing up lines in transitional suspension sequences. I do not allow students in my classes to practice suspensions unless they have shown they already have a basic knowledge and understanding of suspensions including safety.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in partials/suspension based ties (whichever level they are being tied for the class). Experience being tied in a arms free chest harness and calf binder or some sort of lower body tie. Some experience in torsion based ties is ideal, but not required. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties.***

You will need 6-8 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required.

Upline Management:

Upline management is a key component to successful partials and suspension sequences. In this class we will discuss multiple types of lock offs – we will discuss pros and cons to those lock offs and how to mitigate risks. We will work through un jamming lines, working with multiple lines in transition and how to keep your lines accessible and clean.

Scorpion Pose:

The scorpion pose is a dynamic and fun position to play with both in partials and suspension. We will work through how to build the harnesses and ties that can help achieve this pose. Students will be able to choose from different chest harness options and then build the lower body tie that best helps achieve this pose. Those being tied will gain understanding and experience in this pose along with how to function in a face down inverted position. We will work through the static pose along with additions and transitions from this pose to another.

***Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a suspendable chest harness. Knowledge on how to tie lower body harnesses. Functional understanding and experience managing up lines. For those suspending, knowledge and experience suspending bodies and managing up lines in transitional suspension sequences. I do not allow students in my classes to practice suspensions unless they have shown they already have a basic knowledge and understanding of suspensions including safety.

For those being tied: Experience being tied in suspendable upper and lower body harnesses. Some experience in inversions would be helpful. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties including being able to communicate any health concerns related to the face and mouth.***

You will need 5-6 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required.

BIO:

Panda (she/they) fell in love with rope in mid 2013. Panda’s rope journey has been founded in deep connections with partners, working as a team with her partners and encouraging mutual growth in rope. Panda has taught at events/cons across North America and has a passion for education. Their teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in partnership, inclusion and student centered learning. Panda is currently the co-leader of a skill share 101 rope group in Seattle, a steering committee member for NARIX, an instructor developer for Left Coast Kink, a moderator for the rope bottoming share group, founder and leader of Start Here a group that educates new comers into the community that spans across 3 states and is the Education Program Representative for Pan Eros Foundation. She has a professional background in education and a focus in Diversity and Inclusion work.

Details

Date:
December 29
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm