Thursday, January 3 2019
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Rope Bondage Fundamentals presented by Topologist


This class will introduce you to the basics of rope bondage and help you develop familiarity and confidence with the most fundamental building blocks you’ll need on your rope journey. Whether you aspire to perform daring and artistic rope suspensions, or just want to occasionally spice things up in the bedroom, a few basic techniques underlie almost all bondage patterns, and that’s where we’ll focus.

How This Class Works

This class is the first in a progressive series of lessons called the Core Rope Curriculum (CRC), a system under which hundreds of students have learned to tie since 2010. In 2017 CRC began using an inverted classroom format (… meaning that students learn the steps for new techniques from videos prior to class, at their own pace. This allows more class time to be spent getting instructor feedback, improving mastery, and experimenting under supervision -- the stuff you can’t get from a video.

You will need a partner for this class, but they don’t need to be your romantic partner, and the class is structured to allow time for each participant to practice each technique as both the person tying and being tied. While we recommend that everybody practice both roles in class (even if you don’t normally switch for play), it’s up to you and your partner. If you’re looking for someone to pair up with, we have a group you can post in for just that purpose:

Finally, please be assured that we welcome students with all types of bodies and identities. We’ll spend a lot of time in class talking about how to adapt ties for different people, and the instructor will always be happy to help you modify a technique to meet your needs and desires.

If you are interested in attending solo and want to bottom only please email us at and we can offer you a discounted registration.

What to Study Before Class
Every participant should read over the following articles before class:

Getting Started with Rope:
Basic Safety:

Everyone who plans to tie during class should practice the following techniques beforehand:

Lark’s Head Single Column Tie:
Lark’s Head Double Column Tie:

The goal is to learn the steps well enough that you can repeat them from memory; don’t worry if it still feels awkward, or comes out messy -- we’ll iron out those issues in class!

Equipment You Need for Class

For this class you just need one long (25-30 ft.) and one short (12-15 ft.) piece of rope. This covers common questions about selecting rope and building a rope kit. The best place to buy ready-to-use bondage rope locally in San Francisco is Wicked Grounds ( -- stay away from “bondage rope” at adult toy stores and on Amazon, most of which is awful.|

About the Instructor
Topologist is one of the most widely-recognized North American authorities on rope bondage. He has invented numerous new techniques, including the Somerville Bowline, which since its introduction in 2009 has become perhaps the most widely taught tie of non-Japanese origin. He is the facilitator of Rope Bite SF and the founder of Crash Restraint and the Core Rope Curriculum. Topologist's non-dogmatic approach to teaching rope places risk awareness and adaptability center stage, allowing challenging ties to be performed while honoring a bottom's limitations and avoiding unnecessary hazards.

-You must be 18+ with valid photo ID.
-No outside food or alcoholic beverage.
-Arrive on time. Any guests arriving late may not be permitted to enter. Please understand that is in effort to not disturb our intimate workshop setting. You cannot miss the safety discussion at the beginning of this workshop.
-All sales are final.
-This location is wheelchair accessible.

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