Cynna

Bio

Cynna is a small-town girl who moved to the city and found a new life through shibari. She’s a rope bunny turned rigger with a love for all things pink, including her bright pink rope. With a focus on body positivity and plus size advocacy, she focuses her practice on tying all body shapes and sizes. From bottoming, self-tying, to topping, she works to modify traditional shibari elements for bigger bodies with her class, “Fat Girls in Rope”. After introducing “Fat Girls in Rope” at Austin GRUE, she was inspired to bring the class to life and show it to the world. As a leader of Hitchin Bitches Austin, Cynna incorporates her body positivity into her leadership, teaching, and everyday life.

Classes

Oct
27
Sat
Bigger Bottoms Agura
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bigger Bottoms Agura

The biggest trick in tying this on any body shape is how you start your lift. Because the primary amount of weight is in the legs starting out in this tie, this can be a hard body lift. To avoid these extreme lifts and possible harm to your rigger, let’s look at the ways we can find your perfect flight in this beautiful and versatile sequence. • Let’s look at thigh band placements for thicker thighs. How many bands will fit on my legs? • To waist rope, or not to waist rope? Pre-reqs: Both riggers and bottoms should be experienced in suspension, be able to communicate through ties, and have safety tools.

Class Type: Tie-along suspension
Participation: Pairs or groups

Oct
28
Sun
Make It Your Own featuring the Front Hands Chest Harness
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Make It Your Own featuring the Front Hands Chest Harness

For the first hour we will learn the Front Hands Chest Harness. This front hands chest harness is extremely sustainable for bigger bodies and prevents shoulder strain and possible exhaustion as seen in a traditional TK. Personally this harness saved me as a bottom, I don’t know what I would do without it. Don’t focus on the patterns! Modify placements and chest straps to make this harness your own. Load from any angle with options to create all the shapes.

Often times we find classes centered around a pattern rather than the needs of our bodies and mind. Instead, let’s look at the strengths of the bottom and top and come together to make a sequence that fits what you are wanting out of your time together.

Cynna will pass out note cards and pens. We will take 5-10 minutes to write down our strengths, favorite ties and positions, and what you want/ are needing from the rope today.

Tops will write down the same. Trade cards and talk about what you two as a team want to tie. See how you can incorporate the chest harness we learned in this class.

During this time the space is open. Tie like it’s only two of you in the room, ask questions, lab out position placement for bands. How can I make this tie better? What do I need to work on outside of class?

Feel free to do ground work, partials, or suspension (if experienced in suspension safety and has safety tools present).

Class Type: Tie-along suspension
Participation: Pairs or groups