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Thu, Feb 15


Upline Studio

Intro to Suspension Workshop

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Intro to Suspension Workshop
Intro to Suspension Workshop

Time & Location

Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – Feb 25, 2024, 6:00 PM

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

About the Event

Note from Corwin: Please read the entire description and understand the structure and schedule for this workshop as well as all the prerequisites. Pay careful attention to the schedule and make sure you and your partner are available for all three dates.

About the Workshop

Lets get into the air. This intensive is for people who have reached the point of wanting to explore suspension. It includes a weeknight chest harness class. The chest harness class is required to take the intensive. This way we are all using the same harnesses. During the intensive we will learn a suspension safe thigh harness and futo. We will then focus on safety, for both top and bottom, hangers and uplines, upline management, body mechanics and manipulation, and a few basic transitions.


Please note that this workshop takes three non-consecutive days to complete!

Thursday, February 15, 7-9pm:

  • Introductions
  • We will cover the chest harness we will use for the rest of the workshop

Saturday, February 24, 10am-6pm and Sunday February 25, 10am-6pm

  • 10am doors open
  • 10-10:30am - Coffee and coffee and coffee
  • 10:30am - Workshop starts
  • 1:30-2:30pm - Lunch magically appears
  • 2:30-6pm - Workshop continues

How much does it cost?

The cost is $350 per tying pair. If you are very interested in taking the class, but financially unable to pay the fee, please get in touch with Corwin ( to see what we can work out.

Skill Requirements for Riggers: A solid, working, non-collapsible single column knot; a general working knowledge of rope safety; knowledge and understanding of basic frictions and knots. You and your partner will need to be able to participate in all three days of the workshop.

Required class materials

In order to participate in this class you will need the following:

  • A willing partner. We will do our best to facilitate partner match ups ahead of time, but due to the inherent risks in suspension, we ask that you do all your negotiation ahead of time.
  • 8-10 hanks of 7-8 meter rope suitable for suspension. This includes jute, hemp, MFP, nylon, and several types of bamboo silk rope.
  • 4-5 large weight-rated climbing carabiners. While many different kinds exist, Corwin swears by Black Diamond's RockLock Twistlocks. If you are buying new equipment, be sure to check the UIAA Certified Equipment Database ( to ensure your equipment is safe.
  • Trauma shears.
  • (optional) A weight rated 36-48 inch climbing strap. If you are vertically challenged, this will be of great help.

About the Presenter

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.


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