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Sat, Apr 15



Explosive suspensions Masterclass - Pauline Massimo & Marta

In this advanced masterclass, Pauline will share their methods learned over a decade about explosive suspensions. Their signature tying allows them to elaborate comfortable and surprising transitions using explosive techniques they learned and developed themselves. Partially suitable for self-tying.

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Explosive suspensions Masterclass - Pauline Massimo & Marta
Explosive suspensions Masterclass - Pauline Massimo & Marta


Apr 15, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM GMT+2



Explosive Suspensions Masterclass - Pauline Massimo & Marta (3h)


This masterclass does not offer a recording, you must attend this class online live.

If you buy the combo ticket, you will have recording access to the first masterclass (explosive harnesses) for 15 days only.

In this advanced masterclass, Pauline will share their methods learned over a decade about explosive suspensions. Their signature tying allows them to elaborate comfortable and surprising transitions using explosive techniques they learned and developed themselves. Partially suitable for self-tying.

What you will learn:

- Risks, injuries, and accidents: how to avoid and/or mitigate them.

- Multiple explosive suspension lockings.

- Practical suspension demos at different levels of complexity using an explosive suspension or explosive upline.

- How to work with your model to get a dynamic and fun experience.

- Adaptations and creative explorations.


You can buy an early bird if is still available for a discounted price.

Regular tickets and solidarity tickets are available until the last minute.

A combo ticket for both masterclasses (explosive harnesses & explosive suspensions) is very limited with a discount.


It is very important to meet the requirements for this online masterclass to ensure that the group is at a uniform level of practical knowledge.

Know about safety, the anatomy of the model, risks of injuries, accidents, and how to act in each situation.

Have a good understanding of single and double-column ties and basic and complex frictions. Know how to tie a proper harness suitable for suspensions on the chest and lower part of the body that your model finds comfortable. Know how to make suspension line locks, and have some experience suspending.

The model must have enough experience (as well suspended) and body awareness. Know how to communicate when something is not right and recognize the signs of a nerve injury and differentiate from the numbness of blood circulation.

A self-tying person should be able to accomplish both roles' requirements.

It would be advised to have a spotter present when you are practicing either during the masterclass or outside of it. Most of the online masterclass would not be suitable to follow but some parts can be recommended to follow along and Pauline could review it live for safety reasons.


It is recommended to have a uniform set of ropes of 7.5 meters or 8 meters.

During the masterclass, you will need approximately

- 3-4 ropes for suspension uplines (preferably 2-3 of them should be as new as possible).

- And the number of ropes you usually use to tie 2 harnesses on the body (average 4-6 ropes) and some extra shorter pieces may be needed.

-Extra ropes are usually beneficial.

- Your own safety scissors.

*This masterclass will not be recorded, you must participate in the live event.


About Pauline Massimo:

Pauline Massimo (no pronouns/they), with roots in Brazil and feet in Barcelona, co-founder of Espacio Nos and Learn Shibari.

They have been very intense and proactively involved in Shibari for a decade, exercising multiple roles as a visual artist, performer, instructor, organizer, learner, researcher, mentor, and among other things, nationally and internationally. Their way of feeling, experiencing, and exposing Shibari, starts from its interdisciplinary and multifaceted base where they explore the infinite relationships with other disciplines and ways of coexisting in the world with a strong tie to radical politics, social constructions, neurodivergence, etc.

They have vast experience giving workshops, classes, lectures, and courses on Shibari and interdisciplinary practices contributing from their own perspective as a rigger, model, and selftier in well-known rope spaces in Europe such as in England, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, as well as in Brazil, Turkey, etc.

They opt for a more progressive way of studying and learning, choosing precision and detail in their classes. They work from an approach where it takes the student's existing knowledge as a starting point and helps them to realistically approach their goals, always keeping their feet on the ground with conscious practice.

When Pauline is talking about Shibari and teaching, always has in their mind the involvement of both roles with their own complexities and contributing inputs. Both the rigger and model coexist independently and need attention separately, but also as a team working together in having a productive, positive, and intimate journey.

As an agender person, they have no pronouns or gender reference but do not mind having neutral terms used toward them (They/them, for example).

More info:

• The class will happen on Zoom, a link to the live class will be sent after the purchase automatically. If you find out you cannot attend to this live class, a ticket will be refunded up to 48 hours before the event starts, after 48 hours the ticket cannot be refunded.

• You MUST add your username on the form or send it via email at least 24 hours before the event to be let in, we will not let in any unauthorized user on the session. You can change your username easily on your Zoom setting, please be prepared beforehand to avoid delays and confusion.

• Please respect the class ticket policy.

• The workshop is designed originally by Pauline Massimo based on more than 10 years of knowledge and experience.

• Taxes are included in the ticket price.

•The workshop is offered at scale prices for different economical situations.

If you have any questions, request please let us know via email or form.


  • Regular ticket

    This is a regular ticket, which will be available until the last minute unless sold out per participation.

    +€1.50 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Solidarity ticket

    When purchasing this ticket it will give access to the original buyer and help another person who cannot afford partially access this class.

    +€1.75 service fee
    Sale ended
  • 2 Masterclasses combo

    This is a ticket for the two masterclasses about explosive harnesses and suspensions for those who could not get the 1st masterclass by receiving a recording and access to the 2nd masterclass live.

    +€2.50 service fee
    Sale ended



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