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Class: friction study - Pauline Massimo + Jam

Community class by Pauline Massimo, will last 2 hours. In this practical class we will study Shibari frictions, from the most basic to the most complex with an example of how and when to use them, enhancing creativity. Beginner level with entry based on donation. Shibari Jam after.

Class: friction study - Pauline Massimo + Jam
Class: friction study - Pauline Massimo + Jam

Horario y ubicación

Apr 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT+2

Space Us, Passatge de Sant Benet, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Sobre del evento

Community Class by Pauline Massimo (no pronouns / elle)

Topic: Friction Studies + Shibari Jam

About the class.

In this practical class we will study Shibari frictions, from the most basic to the most complex with examples of how and when to use them, enhancing creativity. Class for couples and single people with adapted exercises and with the possibility of exchanging between the couples established during the class (switch). 

• Semi-complex friction formula (nodome / Munter Hitch, uranodome / Reverse Munter Hitch and all other possibilities).

• Complex friction system; X friction, L friction and half moon friction.

• Takedome / Half Hitch, Yuki knot / Half Hitch in the Bight, Hojo cuff / Inline cuff, Kannukis / Cinches and examples when to use them.

• Different ways of splicing the strings and tricks. 

• Different ways of tying hairs and fabrics with the bight and end of the rope.

• Single column and double column with the Musubime / Square knot (or Reef knot), with the Granny knot, and the Sommerville Bowline quick release.


The class will last approximately two hours.

What you need.

Your questions, at least 2 ropes for the exercises, safety scissors, comfortable clothes and an open mind.

If you don't have strings, you can use the community strings of the space or buy your own at Espacio Nos.

You must have attended some kind of introduction to Shibari or have the corresponding knowledge, minimum technical requirement for tying is to know single column tie and double column tie with a non-collapsible knot (bowline for example), know how to apply tensions well and a minimum knowledge of basic counter-tension frictions.

Tied persons must have minimal experience being tied up, as well as know  communicate, to the person who ties them, and  identify  on the differences in the circulation of  blood  and nerve compression if it occurs, know and understand a minimum about  your body and what things can go better or worse.

Both roles  they must understand  good about anatomy and the risks that Shibari can entail, about circulation and nerve compression.  The couples  They should have a minimum of experience tying together before attending the class, as well as knowing how to negotiate and communicate needs and consensus.

When and where

Tuesday August 17 at 18:00 in Espacio Nos. Punctuality is requested. Once the class is over, the space will be open until 23:00  for a Shibari Jam (free and social practice event).

About Pauline:

Pauline Massimo (no pronouns / elle), with roots in Brazil and feet in Barcelona, co-founder of Espacio Nos and Learn Shibari.

He has been very intensive and pro-active in the Shibari area for almost a decade, exercising multiple roles as a visual artist, performer, instructor, organizer, apprentice, researcher, mentor and much more at the national and international level. His way of feeling, experiencing and exhibiting Shibari, part of his interdisciplinary and multifaceted base where he explores the infinities of relationships with other disciplines and ways of coexisting in the world with strong ties in radical politics, social constructions, neurodivergence, etc.

As an aggender person, she has no pronouns or gender reference but she does not mind that neutral terms are used towards her person (elle, for example).

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This class is done in person, with a very limited capacity.

It is important that if you reserve a place as far in advance as possible and that you commit to participate and attend the event to make the experience more enriching.

If you want to participate in the jam that takes place after the class, the value of the jam is € 5 loose, so you can pay in person if there are still places free for the Jam, or you can reserve together with your donation or consult us by email if you have questions. The class space and the subsequent Shibari Jam is for a mixed audience.

(To participate in the class and Jam you must be over 18 years old as well as whoever accompanies you).

About our community events:

If you see marked in some events as "community", that means that it will be given to people who are part of our community in Espacio Nos. These people usually have a direct link and collaborate in a participatory, proactive way to create a safer space , collaborative and that is a more heterarchical community (organizational system that predominates a consensual order). We give the space and opportunities to people of different roots, history and diverse experiences inside and outside of Shibari who can contribute their bit to our community and the people who visit and participate in us.

The events classified as community have a minimum donation base to participate, thus contributing to enhance the effort of each facilitator with a circular economy. You can donate as much as you want before and after the event and the space will keep a much smaller portion to help contribute to keeping it open, all the while trying to democratize the accessibility of Shibari education and diversify the different means of learning. If you find yourself in a difficult financial situation, you can request free access in the event that the online tickets are not available. We have limited capacity, even if it is low donations, seriousness is requested in attending and notify before if the assistance is canceled. Read the regulations, ticket policies and others before booking.

Please read our terms and conditions carefully as we have a strict policy regarding exchanges and refunds.


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