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Thu, Aug 10



Unconventional Hashira - Pauline Massimo

Hashiras are all over a trend where a person is tied up on a vertical pole, often creating very restrictive shapes. In this masterclass, Pauline will break the mold into this style of tying offering their personal perspective where creativity and playing are the main focus. Live + Recording

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Unconventional Hashira - Pauline Massimo
Unconventional Hashira - Pauline Massimo


Aug 10, 2023, 3:00 PM GMT+2 – Aug 15, 2023, 6:00 PM GMT+2



Masterclass: Unconventional Hashira (3 hours)

If you buy tickets after 18:00 on 10th August, you are buying access to the recording which will be sent out a few days later.

Classic Hashiras are all over a trend where a person is tied up on a vertical pole, often creating very restrictive shapes. In this masterclass, Pauline will break the mold into this style of tying offering their personal perspective where creativity and playing are the main focus.

What you will learn:

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

- Suspension line locking and fixed anchoring on the vertical pole/Hashira.

- Demonstrations and exercises closer to the ground and full suspension options on the Hashira.

- Special attention to the anatomy and well-being of your body tied up.

- Adaptations and creative explorations if needed.


It is very important to meet the requirements for this online workshop to ensure that the group is at a uniform level of practical knowledge and safety:

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 the model finds comfortable. Know how to make suspension line locks, and have some experience suspending in general (bamboo o ring/carabiner)

The model should have enough experience with body awareness. Know how to detect when something is not right and recognize the signs of a nerve injury and differentiate from the numbness of blood circulation.

It would be advised to have a spotter present when you are practicing either during the workshop or outside of it. Most of the online masterclass would not be suitable to follow along 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 and some shorter pieces, if possible.

During the workshop, you will need approximately

- 1-2 ropes for the main suspension line for the Hashira (must be new and sturdy and of good quality).

- 1-2 ropes for a Hashira "harness" when needed.

-As many other uplines you might need depending on how you prefer to tie or level.

- 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.

- Your own safety scissors.

Access to this class recording will be sent later once finished the post-production.


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, the 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.

Pauline has no pronouns or gender reference but they do not mind 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 cannot attend this class live, access to the recording will be sent after the live class is post-produced (which can take several days), and the recording of the class will be available for 15 days after the live class ends.

• Please respect the class ticket policy.

• Only the teacher's main camera will be recorded, attendees' windows will not be part of the recording.

• 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.

•Participants are not allowed to teach the techniques taught by Pauline without their permission.

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


  • Regular ticket

    This is a regular-price ticket, which will be available until sold out and for a limited time.

    +€1.38 service fee
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  • Late Ticket

    This late ticket is for a late or last-minute purchase.

    +€1.63 service fee
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