Plura

ONWARD

  • Hosted by VoxBody Studio
  • Oakland, CA -
  • 10 people on the list-

You’ve experienced your first suspension! Now what?! 

ONWARD is the series for you if:

  • you have completed the ASCENT series and are ready for more!
  • you both have experienced your first suspension, know how to create a hanger & lock-off an upline and know a suspendable chest harness that works for you, and want to expand your suspension repertoire.
  • you are considering attending a rope con or a weekend intensive but don't quite feel ready for that level yet. Let us help you get to there!

These classes take place every first Thursday and content will vary month to month. Classes are not progressive, it is not necessary to take the series 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!

Content for these classes will include:

  • introduction to transitions
  • a variety of suspension forms and body harnesses
  • options for both partial and full suspensions
  • content for both the person tying AND being tied
  • tips for connecting with partners even while navigating a tricky suspension
  • tips for managing uplines

Email us at voxbody@gmail.com if you want to know the specific content of any given month of class.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS CLASS!

  • We expect that attending partners have previous experience tying together. 
  • Suspension experience is required for these classes, for both the person tying AND being tied. 
  • To be clear: we are NOT teaching how to create your first suspension in this class. We assume you have knowledge of suspendable chest harnesses that work for you, and how to attach upline hangers and lock-offs. 
  • Come prepared to tie on a single point. Depending on class size, limited bamboo points will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you want to learn how to do your first suspension, look into our ASCENT series; and learn more about our CORE CURRICULUM here

* The teachers reserve the right to ask any attending students to NOT suspend in this class if we have cause for safety concern. If this is the case, we will do our best to point you towards the techniques or skills we want you to have in order to suspend as safely as possible. These decisions would be made with the safety of the entire class in mind. The risks and techniques in suspension are complex; we want to be sure all students are working from a similar base of knowledge for the safest group experience possible.

*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.

*Ties and sequences in these classes will vary between standing and on the floor. There will be room for modification. We also have chairs and cushions, and our floors are covered with mats. 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.

*Attendees should have their own rope and suspension gear for these classes, and are responsible for making sure their kit is suspension-worthy and in good shape. VoxBody does not have loaner rope suitable for suspension. We do have very limited suspension gear to loan; please email us ahead of class if you need anything.

If finances are a barrier for you attending our Core Curriculum classes, VoxBody offers a scholarship spot at each series level. Email voxbody@gmail.com and let us know which class(es) you are looking to attend. Please be specific in your message with class name and date.

*Please read and remain familiar with our studio policies and etiquette page. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at voxbody@gmail.com

COVID POLICY

GETTING HERE

REFUND POLICY

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.

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