Tying With Purpose

We’re excited to introduce our brand-new bondage curriculum, Tying With Purpose. This comprehensive series of classes incorporates the meticulous attention to detail, industry-leading handouts, and individualized attention that have made our suspension bondage classes so popular.

We believe that Tying With Purpose is the best way to learn rope bondage. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to teach you all the skills you need to perform almost any kind of bondage safely and effectively. These are bondage classes rather than knot classes—although we prize technical excellence, our focus is on teaching useful skills rather than abstract principles.

Introductory classes

If you’re new to bondage or simply want to improve your existing bondage skills, you should start with an introductory class. Suitable for people with no kink experience, our intro classes teach the fundamentals of BDSM as well as a set of bondage skills that you can immediately take home and put to use. We offer two introductory classes, both of which cover the same material:

  • So You Want To Tie People Up is a conventional class. We recommend that you attend with a partner, but we welcome single students as well.
  • Date Night With Suspended Animation is a sexier and more intimate version of our introductory class. Attendance is limited to pairs and moresomes, and the class leads directly into a play party where you can try out your new skills.

Intermediate classes

We offer three intermediate level classes, each of which focuses on a particular interest:

The three classes can be taken in any order. Each one covers different technical skills—between the three of them, you’ll learn a comprehensive set of bondage skills.

Our intermediate classes assume basic rope bondage skills. Students should have taken one of our introductory classes or have the following skills:

  • Be able to tie a column tie (for example, the Somerville Bowline).
  • Know a tie off knot (for example, the round turn and two half hitches).
  • Be able to tie a lark’s head.
  • Be familiar with basic BDSM concepts.

Other classes

Our bondage mixer is designed for single students who want to meet other bondage enthusiasts. Each class will cover a set of basic bondage skills while giving you the chance to tie and be tied by multiple other people.