Our Year Round
Besides our summer rope conferences SMIRC offers different classes year round ranging from the basics to the advanced and everywhere in between. Our classes have been honed and customized over years of teaching to both small and large groups so everyone of every skill level can get the most out of them.
We believe laughter and engagement is the best path to rope education and that is reflected in our teaching style and offerings. Each class is designed to be 1-2 hours long.
Yes, you may steal my classes with one catch!
~Testimonials about our classes~
Basics, Basics, Basics
The larks head, the half hitch, the belay hitch, the lock off, the square knot, joining your ropes. Basics, basics, basics… Never done rope, that’s not a problem, we all gotta start somewhere.
All about your bottom
From how to negotiate to understanding your body this is a class designed to help bottoms protect their ass so the scenes goes right.
Rope for sex
From ways to tie ‘em up and fuck ‘em to slow and sensual to fast and functional adding rope to sex is just fun. Let’s learn how to do it safely and try not to laugh too hard when I get fucked by the squeaky toy.
All the little things
From the finger hook to pull don’t push your rope to how to find the gap in your tie so you can synch it off easily instead of fighting with your tie there are lots of little tips and tricks we’ve all seen but don’t understand and get picked up slowly over time. Well, here they are all in one class.
Conquering columns and creativity
Just what is a column anyways and why are those damn rope people talking about single columns and double columns? Time to conquer columns and get creative. Tie a foot to hand, or a wrist to a chair leg and a foot to a pole, they're all just columns, now let's get creative and spin the twister wheel and see what happens.
Pattern class (pick your pattern)
There is a reason for all these patterns so let's learn some. These are not the end all be all of rope but they're incredibly useful and good to know so grab your ropes and let's practice.
Chest ties and harnesses - Takate Kote (TK), Karada Hishi, 3 rope TK, doll hishi, sideways suspension harness, arms free TK
Arm ties - Dragon Fly Arm Binder, Floggers Cuff, Rope Cuffs, Cobble Tie, Bunny Ears
Hip Harnesses - Lehto, Booty Basket, Gunslinger, Kazami Hip harness
Leg ties - Gravity Boot, Futo, Leg cuff
There is an often overlooked but happy medium between floor work and suspension, the partial suspension. Learn how to keep your partner off balance and excited while keeping a foot (or maybe just a toe) on solid ground.
We make poly look easy? That's what they told us so we decided to teach everyone how easy poly life is!???
Come on by for an evening with the 69's. We've learned a dozen poly lessons and counting, easy right? Come on by and let's talk about it.
Safe Rope is Sexy Rope
Safety 1st, or 3rd, well, in the top 3 anyway, rope is risky but with a bit of thought and negotiation it can be (relatively) safe. A discussion / demo based class dedicated to understanding the risks of rope so everyone can relax and enjoy / have fun with their ropes.
Finding their last nerve
No, not how to irritate them to no end, you already know how to do that. Grab a pencil or a pair of chop sticks and start poking away, with some guidance of course so you can know for sure where your partners nerves and vital points are.
“Fucking engineers” are the worst. They know gravity wins every time and are happy to wait patiently while your feet tire and the nipple clamps pull harder and harder and harder. What a delicious predicament you’ll find yourself in.
Flying from the ground
Confused, I understand, I was too then I learned about the power of the minds eye and how to communicate intent with rope and how to fly away from this mortal coil while lying on the ground. Come and learn meditative rope and fly from the ground.
Fingers, faces, feet and toes
Tired of just tying columns or wrists or harnesses? Want to learn how to tie up the little bits and pieces and even tie 'em all together into weird new rope poses and in ways you never thought of. Then this class is for you. Let's learn how to take those last little wiggly body parts away once and for all as we tie up their fingers, faces, feet and toes.
Basics, basics, basics
Safe rope is sexy rope.
At least 1 pattern class
It’s risky, it’s sexy and yes you can do it. Suspension basics and mechanics and how to keep it safe. The looping up lines and creating a mechanical advantage, the belay hitch to avoid synched lock offs, holding your up lines, putting the rope where the body is used to force and many of the need to knows of suspension.
All the little things
3-4 Pattern classes
Locking the bite, creating a "false" bite, equipment options, beginning transitions, "little things" like using both your hands and fluid motions, locking your rope off top or bottom, bomb knots, laddering your extra rope to make it photo ready and pretty.