Instructors and Venues

Here’s a quick guide to local rope instructors and venues that host rope-focused events. I expect this list will grow fairly quickly as things restart after a pandemic hiatus.

Instructors

Good instructors are a valuable resource, but predatory ones can cause a lot of harm. I’m picky about who I recommend.

Shibari Shawn

Shawn’s new in town, but has quickly made a name for himself in the men’s community. He has an ambitious teaching schedule and has done great work creating a community. Disclaimer: I haven’t taken a class from him (yet), but I’ve heard great things from people who have.
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Full Circle Kink

Disclaimer: I teach with Full Circle. With about a dozen instructors, we are Seattle’s largest kink teaching organization. We’re known for highly polished classes spanning a wide range of topics and for our world-class handouts.
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Venues and Organizations

The Seattle rope scene is still waking up after a long pandemic hiatus. Here are some key players.

Gallery Erato

Run by the Pan Eros Foundation, Gallery Erato is a large space in Pioneer Square. They host a wide range of classes and events.
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SubSpace

SubSpace is the most active rope space in Seattle right now. They host other kink events as well, but are home to large and active rope community.
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Center for Sex Positive Culture

The CSPC has a venerable history in Seattle and hosts a range of parties and other events. They currently aren’t doing many rope events, but I look forward to them adding more events in future. They don’t currently have their own venue.
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Seattle Rope Salon

A new venue in downtown Seattle, SRS hosts regular rope jams.
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