Rope Study provides in-person instruction and online support materials to promote risk-aware rope bondage education for practitioners on both sides of the rope. We hold classes and workshops in the Central Virginia (USA) region.

Our next offering is a two-day weekend intensive: “Tying Well, Not Patterns.” This will be held from 10am to 5pm on June 1st and 2nd. Click to learn more about this workshop or complete an application.

The primary goals for our Foundations series of courses are: to provide a solid foundation of understanding and skills for students on both sides of the rope to competently practice rope in a responsible, risk-aware manner; and to bridge the gap between the entry-level rope skills often learned through peer sharing and online resources and the intermediate to advanced skills often expected of those who want to attend rope conferences, workshops, and intensives.

Our hope is that students who complete our Foundation series of courses will be competent, risk-informed, and responsible members of their local rope community who are able to contribute to local learning opportunities and are also adequately prepared to take advantage of other educational offerings in order to continue their study of rope.

We’re based in Richmond, VA (USA) and provide in-person courses in the fall and spring as well as workshops and private instruction throughout the year. To see our upcoming in-person offerings, please visit the Events page.

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The following courses and workshops are available online for free. We hope you find them useful!

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Rope 101

This course provides an introductory overview of the world of rope bondage. It teaches basic concepts and ties to help participants start enjoying rope bondage in a variety of styles and for a variety of purposes.

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Groups and other organizations: feel free to use this material to develop your own rope education offerings. We just ask for appropriate attribution. Learn more on the Usage & Licensing page.