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Andy

Suolinga

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Suolinga is a self-tying rope switch that has been active in their local scenes since they first entered the kink world. Passionate about education and helping improve accessibility for others interested in learning rope bondage, they help volunteer at their local dungeon, offering 101 rope education to anyone who wants to learn while contributing to the Orlando rope bite and teaching classes in their free time. Above all their goal is keeping education fun, unintimidating, and engaging.

Class List

Pre-Flight Check for the
Self Suspender

Beginner

Self Suspension 201
Beginner

Up, up, and… Line?
Intermediate
presented with Nira

It Takes Two?
Beginner
presented with Nira

Rope 101
Beginner
presented with Nira

Flying In-Between
​Intermediate / Advanced
presented with Nira

You Talkin' to Me?
​Beginner
presented with Nira

Risky Business
​Beginner
presented with Nira

Fact or Friction
​Beginner
presented with Nira

Can You Handle It?
​Beginner
presented with Nira

Infinity Harness
​Intermediate
presented with Nira

Transitions in Suspension
​Intermediate
presented with Nira

Earn Your Wings
​Intermediate
presented with Nira

In this class we seek to take the bare essentials that define almost every suspension (rope, a hardpoint, uplines), and break down how these properties change when applied to self-suspension. Students will ideally leave understanding properties of their tools, lock-off choices, how to recognize and adapt to unique risks as a self suspender, and how to critically think and combine these choices for safety and sustainably. Once we stop looking at self-suspending as 'topping/bottoming' for ourselves, and instead as a practice that requires unique perspectives and choices, we can begin to improvise and grow rather than just 'get by'. This is a lecture based class. Because we are teaching concepts and not patterns or sequences, students are encouraged to take notes and take this home to incorporate into their own unique needs.

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: Something to take notes

So you’ve entered the world of self-suspension! You know how to tie a harness, you know how to attach an upline, and… now what? If you feel like you don’t know where to go from this point, you’re not alone. This class will help us take a deeper look at the core concepts of self-suspension in an attempt to overcome a common plateau most self-tying folk hit in their journey. Students will ideally leave this class with a better understanding of movement in the air, better understanding of factors that decrease sustainability, and inspiration to explore and combine concepts to create their own style. This is a lecture based class. Because we are teaching concepts and not patterns or sequences, students are encouraged to take notes and take this home to incorporate into their own unique needs.

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: Something to take notes

Whether you are already doing rope suspension, tying your partner to a bedpost, or securing your couch in the back of a truck, this class is for you! Locking off lines has many different uses, and we invite riggers and bottoms of all skill levels to learn how to do it more safely and efficiently in this tie along course.

 

This hands on class is beginner friendly, HOWEVER, we will be discussing more intermediate subject matter, such as partials and suspension. Please practice within your current skill level and understand this class will not teach partials, suspension, any harnesses, or load distribution.

Required Prerequisites: Non-collapsing single column cuff

What to bring: 3-4 hanks of rope, something to take notes, and a backpack, bag, weight, chair, or rope bottom. :)

 

Required to teach the class: Enough rig space/tie off points to accommodate the class. Multiple people can share one station as they will be practicing on bags. 

When first joining the scene, it's a common misconception that the rope top does all the work and the bottom is simply there to "get tied and look pretty." Are you new to rope bottoming and don't know where to start? In this lecture based course, we hope to teach how to become a well informed and confident rope bottom. Covering topics such as basic safety, nerve education, negotiation, and vetting, we hope to share information even to the more experienced player.

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: Something to take notes

 

Required to teach the class: Lecture room with chairs

Join us to learn the fundamentals of rope bondage. In tie-along class we will cover basic safety, communication, single columns, frictions, wraps, latches, and how to use these basic fundamental skills to have a successful rope scene.

 

This hands-on class is taught from the perspective of a tying pair and is geared towards newbies, beginners, and those that want to refresh their fundamentals.

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: 3-4 hanks of rope and something to take notes

 

Required to teach the class: Plenty of floor space

This hands on self tie course will be revolving around partials where we will be diving into better upline practices, body manipulation, and building a self tying scene. We will teach no harnesses, but instead will be focused on concepts and putting the knowledge you have into practice. Taught by two self tiers, with very different styles, we hope to take your scenes to the next level.

Required Prerequisites: Suspension worthy Arms-out Chest Harness, Suspension worthy One Leg Harness (Examples: Futomomo, Dragonback Harness, Gunslinger), basic upline handling

Please bring: Partial suspension rope kit and something to take notes

 

Required to teach the class: Enough rigs/hard points for each person attending to have their own space. 

While emphasis is often placed on the idea of connection through rope, it can be difficult to find education on the communication needed to achieve it. Oftentimes, it can feel like trying to invent a new language with your partner, especially for those who are new to rope. In this class we will offer drills and exercises to help bridge the gap of understanding between rope bottoms and tops. The goal of this hands-on class is to give the tools necessary to not only fine tune communication with your partner for more productive lab sessions, but also for more seamless scenes. 

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: 2-3 hanks of rope and something to take notes

 

Required to teach the class: plenty of floor space for people to tie.

Many people in the kink lifestyle have heard the term ‘risk profile’, but oftentimes when asked about acceptable risks, people instead give hard and soft limits. While still an essential part of negotiation, RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) requires understanding what the worst case scenario can be, and what we’re willing to accept. So how do we make these judgment calls? In this course, you will learn how to approach scene building from a risk aware space and learn tips and tricks to become more confident in your play. 

Prerequisites: None

Please bring: Something to take notes

 

Required to teach the class: Lecture room with chairs

Most ties require us to learn frictions, but we learn the patterns instead of the components that make up the whole. In this tie-along class, we will learn three natural fiber based frictions, how they function best, and why we make the conscious choices to choose them. This fundamental skill allows us to tie more organically when creating or adapting harnesses and make more informed decisions. Although this class is centered around learning frictions, it will be taught by applying the principles to create a lower body harness. 

Prerequisites: Single Column Tie

Please bring: 3-4 hanks of rope and something to take notes

Jute fuzz, flying through the air… rope burns across your fingers…the soft thud of a weight hitting the ground.. then DAMN! A knot! Rope handling is generally a skill learned later in one's rope journey, but what better time than now? A rigger that can effectively handle their rope is more efficient, safer, but most importantly, will look super cool doing it. This tie-along course will teach drills and helpful tips to aid even the newest rigger on their rope journey. (WARNING, despite our efforts, your rope will still sometimes tangle). 

Prerequisites: Single Column Tie

Please bring: 3-4 hanks of rope and something to take notes

In this tie-along class, we will teach a suspendable, arms in front chest harness that is easy on the shoulders. We will be learning a unique take on a double column, frictions and weaves, and fundamental skills you can apply moving forward on your rope journey. The instructors will also teach how to adapt the tie for those with larger bodies, short arms, or short torsos. For those at a suspension level, we will review the multiple points for upline attachment. 

Intermediate Skill Level

Prerequisites: Single Column Tie, Munter hitch, X- Friction

Please bring: 4-5 hanks of rope and something to take notes

When Suolinga and Nira began tying, they found themselves practicing the same sequence over and over again to build skill through repetition. After gaining confidence, they were able to change one variable at a time, learning how to create new experiences from the foundational sequence they had come to know by muscle memory. In this tie-along class, they will show a basic suspension sequence, places to improve your technical skill, and ways to think critically about moving forward from static suspensions.

Prerequisites: Basic uplines, suspendable back loading upper body harness, suspendable futomomo or similar one leg harness. 

Please bring: Suspension kit and something to take notes

Everyone has got to start suspension somewhere! In this tie-along class we will show a beginner static suspension, including how the top will level your partner up from the ground, how to bottom for basic suspension, and tips and tricks on how to continue your journey together.  This course is geared towards couples that are comfortable locking uplines off, however have had little to no practice with suspending a person. 

Prerequisites: Basic uplines, suspendable back loading upper body harness, suspendable futomomo or similar one leg harness. 

Please bring: Suspension kit and something to take notes

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Our staff are not only amazing people who volunteer their time to make the Shed happen, many of them also present on a variety of topics.

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