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Rope Event Classes and Workshops

My rope classes and workshops are about sharing knowledge and pushing the limits of the mind.  If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rope enthusiast we can share our knowledge, experience and grow from the interactions within my classes.  Remember, my philosophy is simple, the more open you are to experiencing an expansion in your knowledge the more likely it will happen.  Come to class ready to explore this exciting and fulfilling journey.

 

David is available to teach his style of Japanese Inspired Rope Bondage to small and large groups. His background includes instructing at events both large and small. In addition, he is available for private instruction. See a list of classes David has presented at events around the country. If there is something you are interested in that is not already on his class list just ask. David’s style of teaching and sharing knowledge is full of energy, humor and includes hands-on situational experience and instruction for the participants.

 

For participants – bring a partner to practice the ties and remember it’s FUN!

 

For event planners – If there is a topic you want to explore that is not on my class list please inquire. A customized program for your event is absolutely possible.

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Events where David Lawrence presented.

  • beyond leather
  • black pheonix
  • bound in boston
  • dom-con-atlanta
  • dom sub friends
  • frolicon
  • la-domaine-esemar
  • kinky-kollege
  • passional-boutique
  • purple-passion
  • rope-bite-philadelphia
  • rough-hell-love
  • shibaricon
  • twisted-leprechaun
  • the-floating-world
  • winter-solstice
  • Rope-Academy-Crucible
  • Brimstone

New Classes for 2014

Flying Low:

 

This class will explore floor work that supports suspension that starts out 3 to 6 inches from the floor. The intensity of suspension is felt no matter the height of your rope bottom. As an added benefit David will show several transitions that bring the rope bottom from a low flying sideways and/or face up or down suspension to a low flying inversion. The final step is a single leg inverted suspension. This sequence is a must for any lover of rope, safe and strong connection play with your partner.

The Next Step – Preparing for Suspensions:

 

We will explore the techniques in David’s style of Japanese Inspired Rope Bondage that are prerequisites for taking the next step from floor work to suspensions. Chest Harness, Waist Harness, Single and Double Column ties will all be reviewed. What works and what does not for the safety of your partner.

WHAT! Bamboo, Rope, Hooks and More….

 

This is a class for all the deliciously deviant minds out there who have thought about how to use rope with bamboo and some of your favorite items of pleasure and pain. Hooks, we got them, canes, paddles, knives, weights and other assorted items will be discussed and used during this discussion/demo style class. It is outrageously FUN!

EXTREME involves more than rope….

Extreme ties that are done on the floor that promotes intense play and connection between partners. The direction you take to reach extreme is explored and demonstrated. Bring a partner to tie and try firsthand some of these techniques. David will talk about breadth play, neck ropes, twisting the body and more… A class that will literally take your breath away! No pun intended.

 

Time for all the above classes is 90 minutes minimum.

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Rope Bondage Classes that Inspire the Participant

Dynamic Suspension Techniques:

 

This class is all about how to approach a dynamic suspension. Dynamic suspensions from my perspective are when you enable the rope bottom to move. This movement can be slight or it can be designed to go from one suspension position to another through a series of transitions. We will explore the set up and execution of these transitions. What works and what does not to ensure the safety and enjoyment of your rope bottom. If the venue has enough frames this will be a hands-on class. If not, I will demonstrate the techniques and we will discuss all the points made to ensure your comprehension. Bring rope and your rope bottom to class as there is information that will be shared for the bottom too.

The Magic of Floor work to Partial Suspensions and Back:

 

This class explores the magic of floor work combined with partial suspensions that can be achieved with a hard point, bamboo tripod, suspension frame or any point that your partner can be partially suspended from safely. The purpose of this exploration is to establish a sound connection through floor work and then adding some spice to it for the sensual, BDSM and/or sexual interactions possible with a partial suspension…and we do not stop there…come to class and explore with me the possibilities and know they are endless!

Japanese Inspired Extreme Bondage with Bamboo, Chairs and more:

 

This class is for the intermediate to advanced rigger.  If you are newer to the art of rope bondage you can still take this class in preparation for your more advanced work.  The extreme ties explored will involve bamboo, chairs and positioning of the rope bottom in ways to please you beyond the ordinary.  These ties will be extraordinary and will provide you with a sense of awe and connection with your rope bottom beyond your wildest imagination.  One of the favorite things to explore with extreme bondage is what can I do with my bottom to satisfy their deepest desires, sexual ones no doubt…we will uncover some mysteries for sure.  Oh, and you, as the rigger, will come away equally satisfied that your needs have been addressed as well.  The last component of this class will be partial to full suspensions of the extreme nature incorporating bamboo.

Extreme Bondage – Pushing the Envelope:

 

This is a class for the Intermediate to Advanced rigger, or anyone aspiring to escalate their rope bondage scene.  David Lawrence will demonstrate how to move beyond the typical bondage performed at home or at a play party and turn it into something extreme.  It will push the limits of your mind and the mind & body of your rope bottom.  In this class David will help you examine the question:  What do you do with your bottom once they are secured in extreme rope?  This challenging exploration will be well worth your attention, as David never fails to surprise, impress, and amuse.

Creating a Dynamic Scene and Connection with your Partner:

 

This class is a fun and interactive experience concentrating on the development of the elements that will take your experience with rope from mundane to extraordinary.  We will talk, and share some concepts that are bound to enhance your experience as a top and bottom during your rope play.  Ever wonder how to make a scene develop and hold you in suspense?  Come to this class and find out.  For those of you who have yet to play in public this is a class for you.  You will discover how to make magic happen in a public play space where you and your bottom are the center of attention while maintaining a focused connection and captivating your audience.

Hogties, Rope Bondage and Forced Orgasms:

 

This is a class that explores several methods of creating a hog tie.  The fundamentals will be explored and demonstrated.  More importantly when the foundation of a hogtied is explained the participant will see clearly the simplicity and versatility of this very cool bondage scenario.  Once your partner/subject is tied the fun begins.  How many forced orgasms can you dish out in 30 minutes?  We’ll talk about that too.  For the uninhibited you can rise to the challenge and tie your partner in order to find out.  Time permitting David will share a lacing technique that is openly delicious.  Are you curious?  Good.  Come to this class and find out.

Getting Down and Dirty with Your Rope Play:

 

This class is all about creating strong connections with your partner.  All too often we forget the connection when tying our partners.  This class explores creating and heightening the experience of the bottom and of course the top in the scene.  We will talk in class on how to open up the lines of communication both verbal and non-verbal to allow for HOT~ HOT~ HOT playtime with rope.  Is there a sexual component in rope play?  We’ll explore that too!

Breast Bondage Simplified with a Twist:

 

Taking basic breast harnesses and tweaking them on the fly….this class explores how to take some basic breast harnesses and tweaking them on the fly which opens up your mind to exploring something more creative in breast harness design and functionality.  There are so many variations to explore.  Just be open to start with a solid foundation and let your mind and creative spirit take over.  You will be glad you did.

Suspensions Fundamentals for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced riggers:

 

To include inverted suspension with the waist harness I designed, sideways and face down too.  This will include starting with a partial and safety aspects associated with suspension.  During this class I will break down the fundamentals of safe suspension techniques that enable the Beginner to understand and explore their first suspensions successfully.  The Intermediate to expand their knowledge base and the Advanced to fine tune their abilities with sound fundamentals.  This is a hands-on class and all participants will be able to work through at least one suspension with guidance and support from me so long as the event has enough suspension frames on hand.

Rope, Hot Wax and more:

 

Rope and hot wax are one of my favorite combinations to play with at home.   The combination or rope and wax can add a dimension to play that is beyond exciting.  It is TITALLATING!!!  Come and join me for a class demonstration and discussion on how to include hot wax in your rope play.  Want to know how to remove the wax from your ropes?  I will share with you my tried and true method.  It works every time.  This class it hot, pun intended, and sensual with a BDSM twist.

Freestyle Styling with Rope:

 

We will explore how to just go with the flow creating one-of-a- kind ties that are fun, artistic, functional and binding.  There is no rhyme or reason to the ties other than what is in your creative mind.  Knowing the basics of anatomy is important and the basics of how to support the bottom with safe wraps.  One of the most important pieces of this puzzle is to learn how to keep the integrity of your tie intact.  Come and experience this journey!

Ties for Two:

 

A rope workshop for kissing couples and partners whatever your orientation.  We will explore hands on tying for the sensual expression and enjoyment between partners.  This exploration will involve a discussion touching upon such topics as trust, connection, the space that rope provides to the top and bottom and how vulnerability opens the door to magical results.  For the riggers in this workshop we will share knowledge with you that will enable you to go with the flow of a rope scene that completely mesmerizes your partner and visa-versa.  For those who have yet to bring rope into your play together or who have shared this magical connection this workshop will inspire you to new heights.  Come on and join us!  It’s a fantastic journey!

You will need for this workshop: 4 to 6 30 foot lengths of rope and your partner.

Breast, Waist and Body Harnesses:

 

This workshop explores several breast, waist and body harnesses (karadas) and how they can be combined to create more intricate ties.  The thrust of this concentrates on the artistic expression of the rigger.  In addition to the aesthetics of rope I will talk about and share some ideas on how to maintain spontaneity and connection in tying.  This is the perfect class for the beginner and intermediate rope enthusiast.

Lifestyle Roundtable Discussion:

Roundtable discussion on creating a dynamic and fun filled relationship.  This will be led by David Lawrence and slave judy.  We will share how our personal dynamic has successfully contributed to a strong and long lasting, more than 12 years, connection within an alternative lifestyle with a concentration around rope bondage.  Come and inquire, explore and share your thoughts and ideas on interpersonal relationships within our community.

 

This class is only available when we are at the event together.

Open Discussion on Photography and Rope:

 

This is a very special combination to me, one that I am passionate about.  The intention of this discussion is to take away the mystery of capturing images of rope bondage.  We will explore how to use minimal lighting with maximum results.  This class will not have a studio lighting set up.  Cameras may be permitted with the approval of the event management.  I will need two lamps for this class.

 

NOTE: If you are thinking to include this class at your event please talk to me first.  There are requirements that will have to be ironed out before I can agree to make this available. Thank you.

Open Forum for Beginners and Intermediate Riggers:

 

This forum will explore questions and techniques of those in attendance.  There is no predetermined presentation prepared.  It is all about what you want to learn, clarify and try.  So, bring a partner, rope and desire to explore how rope bondage can open up a whole new world of exploration.  The opportunities are endless.

Shibari (Kinbaku) and Other Toys:

 

This class explores how to use rope bondage in tandem with other toys commonly used in the world of BDSM.  There are canes, paddles, candles, clovers, clothes pins, single tails, vibrating stuff and more.  We will explore how to incorporate as many scenarios as possible and what kind of ties work to allow for the most versatility in your scene.  This class is a must for those with a kinky perspective.

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