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Mon, Sep 11



Building for the Body with Miss Acacia

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Building for the Body with Miss Acacia
Building for the Body with Miss Acacia

Time & Location

Sep 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Upline, 1 Hartford Square, New Britain, CT 06052, USA

About the Event

So many people tie rope, but what about the body in the rope? This class is about discovering how to adjust rope for the body you are putting it on. This could mean modifications for body weight, body build, various genders, disabilities and other physical limitations. We will discuss how to alter several basic ties for a bottom’s needs. Please have a general knowledge of upper and lower body ties. Class participation will help dictate what the ties focused on are or we will work with a basic arms free chest harness.

Prerequisite: single column. This is an intermediate class for people with a working knowledge of harnesses

About the Presenters

Miss_Acacia has been creating art in rope bondage and suspension since 2014. With a preference for symmetry and a focus on detail, her goal is to create a tie that works for her bottom’s body while still showcasing the beauty of rope. Starting with self-suspension, she progressed to suspending others with an understanding of both sides of the suspension experience. She continues to focus on the fundamentals no matter how far her rope journey takes her, because she wants to understand the how and the why behind the structure of each tie. Once she feels she understands the purpose of each part, she is able to use them to transition and contort her bottom with the right ties for that sequence. She is frequently brainstorming with fellow rope enthusiasts to improve harnesses and make the most sustainable ties for her bottoms. In teaching, she focuses on making sure that bottoms and tops both grasp what the rope should look and feel like. She teaches for understanding of how each part and pattern works instead of memorizing patterns so that her students are better equipped to continue their education.

Alyssa (zzafalyssa) has been in the rope scene since 2021, participating in local events at Upline Studio in Connecticut. She entered the scene after admiring rope suspension from afar for many years. She has developed skills and passion as a rope bottom with particular interest in chest-heavy suspension and hashira.

Alyssa began teaching with Miss Acacia in 2022 including classes at Upline Studio, Tethered Together, and Ropecraft Chicago. When not being strung up in rope, Alyssa can be found drinking coffee, doing puzzles, and napping with her cat.


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