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Leto Variations

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Leto Variations
Leto Variations

Time & Location

Jan 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Upline, 1 Hartford Square Suite 215, New Britain, CT 06052, USA

About the Event


We all know and love the original Leto Harness, that woven hip harness that taught so many of us how to keep even tension. Like many great harnesses, it gets used so much by so many which leads us to put our own spins on the original. That's where this class comes in.

In this class, you will learn 3 versions of the Leto: the original, a revision with an alternative start and finish, and Serafina's variation she calls Leto Longjohns. Class structure will include demo, tie along, and plenty of free time to practice. You will also learn how this harness shines, and also how it fails. 

Who is this class for?

This class is suitable for both tying pairs and self tyers of all levels. If you know the prerequisites, you should have no problem keeping up. The Longjohn variations may be a challenge to self tie but it's doable if you are up for the challenge.


Tops should know the Somerville bowline and basic knowledge of half hitches. 



Fina (She/Her) Switch, Rope Human, Positivity Enthusiast, NEMA Mentor Coordinator Serafina is an introductory level, safety-forward educator in Central Connecticut. She feels the best part of teaching is sharing the excitement of discovery and instilling confidence in those who may be shy or tentative. Her teaching style starts at a beginner level with heavy emphasis on safety and effective negotiation. Entering Fetlandia in August 2017, she wanted to learn everything she could about all the wonderful new activities she was seeing around her. That's when the "Education Frenzy" began, attending countless classes and intensives. What inspires Serafina most is creative collaboration, visual shapes and colors, combining mediums and passions, and finding creative solutions around physical limitations.


Nikki (She/her) is an all around Switch, Rope enthusiast, and NEMA mentor. Nikki has explored and discovered much about her kink, queer, and polyamorous self; and as a switch, she has had the pleasure of learning from both sides of the slash. Her first dive into getting involved in communities started early in her exploration in 2018 and rope was her initial draw to the lifestyle. Nikki wants to share her passion for rope with others with education focused on the fundamentals and safety. She is drawn to rope due to the extensive variety of experiences it can provide. Both as a top and bottom she enjoys the creative shapes, challenges, and connections it brings, and wants to educate and encourage others to find what they love about it as well.


The following precautions will be in place for this event:

  • For this event, masks will be mandatory inside the building at all times except when eating or drinking.
  • Our capacity (guests, staff, and presenters included) will be capped at 24 people.
  • Upon entry you must present your CDC vaccination card, electronic vaccine passport, or state issued vaccination certificate that shows that you have received your original COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a booster along with your government issued ID to check for a name match on the card/certificate/passport. You will not be admitted into the event if you do not present these documents. If your medical professional has advised you that you cannot get a booster at this time or you are ineligible for one because it has been less than 5 months since your last vaccination dose an exception will be granted.


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