Fri, Nov 19 | Espacio Nos

Tying new people - Tamandua

In this class by Tamandua, he will share his experience and knowledge when it comes to tying with new people - either new to us or new to ropes in general. In-person class-talk for all levels.
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Tying new people - Tamandua


Nov 19, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT+1
Espacio Nos, Passatge de Sant Benet, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


Class-talk content with Tamandua

In this class, we will discuss tying new people - new to us or new to ropes.

How do we get to know each other through tying? From the introduction to possibly a unique partnership that grows over time. What are some major differences between tying with a new person and someone you have a history with?

What makes us want to tie with someone? Anticipation, curiosity, and attraction of all sorts, even simply mere availability play a role in the choice of partners.

Expectations - What may seem obvious to us may not be obvious to our partner. That goes for everything from risk awareness to emotional wants and needs. How can we discuss and negotiate tying in order to be on the same page?

Intuition and flow in unknown territory. Methods to enjoy and not overthink while keeping a lower/safer risk level.

"I don't know" - how can we navigate a scenario of uncertainty? For example, if we or our partner lack sufficient references or expresses the uncertainty of their boundaries and preferences.

Tamandua will share some knowledge gathered by his own experiences on tying people for the first time. In his case ranges from clients, who are often strangers and often inexperienced, to friends met through mutual connections in the tying community.

We encourage you as a participant to ask questions and share experiences. It is a great opportunity to reflect on the topic together with other shibari practitioners of varying backgrounds.

What do you need:

Class is mostly theoretical. Please bring something to take notes of.

Requisites for people tying/riggers and people being tied/rope model:

This class is mainly theoretical, there is no requisite or have previous experience tying.

We highly recommend you have at least attended a Total Beginners course or something similar to navigate better about the basis of Shibari, either you are rigging or being tied.

This class talk is also super recommendable for people who usually take the role of a rope model/bottom. There is a lot to learn too.


This class has as a main public people coming in pairs. However, we do have a limited number of spots for solo people who are really interested.

Our events are usually mainly oriented to LGBTQIA+ and women/femmes.

People who are allies to Espacio Nos and the marginalized communities that we are focused on are welcome too. As long as the rules and policies of the space are respected, the gender and sexual identities, and other marginalised identities. We have limited spots for allies in the class, feel free to join us.

Please fill the form for this event if you are interested, we will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. We kindly ask you to fill in as much info as possible so we can get to know you are a bit better and evaluate the application as best as possible.

*Only over 18 years old.*


Price for one person: 50€

Price for pair: 80€

Tickets for LGBTQI+ & women/femmes can opt for a discount price.

Regular ticket for allies and friends.

If you wish to join the weekend intensive and/or the performance, we offer package prices with a discount if needed.


Tamandua will teach in English and we will offer live translation to Spanish if necessary.


Once you fill the event form, you are requesting a spot for the class. If you receive a positive confirmation, we will explain how you book the class paying the reservation.

The only way to fully book the class is to pay it in advance, we do not hold spots without payment.

The first ones to pay their reservations are the first ones to get their spot, once the workshop or class is full we will spot receiving payments.

*Those who falsely apply and reserve spots as an LGBTQI+ or women/femme couple will not receive a refund for violating a vital condition of this event and space policy, nor will they gain access to the event.*

*We have limited places for couples and single allies participants, when these places run out we will open the waiting list until the remaining places for this class are released. If there are any questions on our part, we will let you know.*

*We do not respond to applications that are incomplete or filled out with incorrect information. Please make sure that all information is filled incorrectly, that you fill in as much information as possible and that you enter the e-mail address correctly.*

To attend this class, you must have a certificate or proof of vaccination and/or a PCR less than 24 hours old. And we will follow the health restrictions that are in place during the date of the event, so conditions may change. If for any reason you do not have or cannot offer us one of these proofs, please write to us and we can look at your case and see if we can find a common solution.


No video recordings are allowed during class. Photos are only allowed of your own work.

Note for the form: As this class can be attended by single people, when filling out the form please repeat your data in the partner section.

And also in the case of people with very little experience, do not worry if you have little experience, the important thing is to fill it well and with as much information as possible.

photo: Matis D'arc.

If you have questions, suggestions, please let us know!