Lexa Grace & Shakti Bliss Bunny

Bio

Lexa Grace is a weirdo rope switch, kinktatsic tattoo artist from Austin, Tx who loves all things awkward, silly, messy and gross. Her love for rope happened in an instant. After beginning as a rope bottom, she quickly became fascinated with the technical possibilities of the craft and picked up the skill of tying, once again finding herself at home working and creating art with her hands. Lexa has learned from both local and international teachers and is constantly looking for opportunities to continue her education as both a top and bottom. She is also an active member in the Austin rope community. You can find her regularly teaching classes within her community as well as at conventions across the country. Lexa believes in teaching concepts and practices rather than patterns and absolutely adores the puzzles and problem enjoying opportunities rope creates, especially with an eclectic group of individuals in a classroom setting. Come join this silly sadistic lady for a class or say hello to her in person or on her Instagram @IAmLexaGrace

Information on teaching partner Shakti Bliss can be found here.

Classes and Events

Oct
5
Sat
“Futomomos & Futo-no no’s” with Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Williamson 1/2 (Downstairs)
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“Futomomos & Futo-no no’s” with Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Williamson 1/2 (Downstairs)

In this class Lexa will teach about the futomomo. Whereas, a lot of riggers think a futomomo is a set pattern, in reality it is simply the name of the position the leg is tied in and translates directly to “fat leg” in Japanese. We will discuss what makes a futomomo suspension worthy as well as some floor variations. So, let Lexa teach you the concepts, possibilities and variations to build off of and create a ton of different possibilities and variations.

“A TK – What I Tie and Why” Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Travis (Upstairs)
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
“A TK – What I Tie and Why” Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Travis (Upstairs)

In this class we will go over the TK pattern that Lexa ties most often, but more importantly, we will go over the reasons behind each component. This is not only a pattern class but a deeper dive into understanding how and why this tie functions the way that it does. We will focus on tension and rope handling skills as we tie, working to create a sustainable TK while being able to still stay engaged with our partners. Students should know how to tie a non collapsible single column tie and should be familiar with basic frictions.

“Integrating Hooks Into Your Rope” with Guru Sean and Lexa Grace @ Llano (Upstairs)
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“Integrating Hooks Into Your Rope” with Guru Sean and Lexa Grace @ Llano (Upstairs)

You ever watch one of the Hellraiser flicks and find yourself uncontrollably turned on by the Cenobite torture scenes? Then this class is for you! Most of you have probably seen flesh hooks used for suspensions or pulls, but have you seen them used in sensual and sadistic ways as well? Recently, a lot of practitioners have begun combining ropes and hooks and in this class Guru will teach you how to easily and safely incorporate hooks into your rope work. Hooks can be combined in for suspensions, torture, predicaments and I am sure y’all can imagine countless other beautifully sadistic ways!

Oct
6
Sun
“Low Suspensions and Partials” with Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Williamson 1/2 (Downstairs)
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
“Low Suspensions and Partials” with Lexa Grace and Shakti Bliss Bunny @ Williamson 1/2 (Downstairs)

In this class Lexa teaches the concepts to perform a low suspension that can easily be a partial suspension, without the need for a TK or complicated patterns. This suspension will be done in a way to avoid most major nerve bundles to minimize risk and allow for more movement in the rope. This class is about having fun and staying connected with your partner. It can be playful an torturous all at once! It is a great beginner suspension class, for both top and bottom, that provides a structure or concept that can be applied to many possibilities or expressions in the future. Students should have a basic understanding of non-collapsible single and double column ties. Previous experience with upline attachment and lock off recommended. Students should have 6 lengths of rope, a point to work off of (ring, rigging plate, etc) and a cutting tool.