Suspending Heavier Models with Miss Eris and MnR – 9th March at Anatomie Studio.

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Larger models – both when the model just happens to be a bit bigger than the rigger – or the model is a bit more than a 40kg rope ballerina. In both cases; a little skill, adaptation and finesse can make the experience more fun for everyone involved.

This class is aimed at riggers and models who have some experience of suspension and are looking to learn how to deal with both the specific challenges of being smaller than your model, and/or finding better ways for a larger model to manage to be in ropes. This workshop will look at a range of adaptations, tips and techniques.

Who is Teaching

Eris discovered Shibari in 2010 and has been rigging and modelling since 2012. For the last three years, she has been a professional Shibari artist and teacher, working across Europe. Developing a creative, but also technical style. Her style is in part due to the challenges she faces. At a lightly built 5’1”, she does not get to tie people smaller than her. So she has learned a great deal about managing bodies in the air, overcoming differences in weight and height. She draws in skills from circus, yoga and body movement. This skill set also allows her to make suspensions more sustainable for taller and heavier models. MnR is the tallest and heaviest model she ties.

MnR discovered ropes four years ago, and this rapidly became a passion. He is a 6’3”, which means many riggers are reluctant to suspend him. The notable exception being Miss Eris – the top contender for the title of world’s smallest rigger… MnR also suspends a wide variety of people including those who are taller and heavier.


  • Riggers must be able to tie a 3 rope TK or stable and suspension worthy chest harness.
  • Riggers must have experience of full suspension and transitions
  • Rigger must know how to test for nerve improvement
  • Riggers and models should have experience of tying together
  • Models should have experience of suspension and know the difference between nerve and blood tingles.

Please provide your own rope and suspension kits. Ropes should be natural fibre – we suggest jute single ply.

What should I bring and what do I wear?
Bring your own ropes and suspension gear. There is a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave, so feel free to bring lunch/snacks. Tea and coffee are free. People usually wear comfortable clothing like yoga or dance attire. We advise against loose-fitting clothing and also jeans can sometimes feel a bit restrictive to move around in and difficult to tie on.

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3 thoughts on “Suspending Heavier Models with Miss Eris and MnR – 9th March at Anatomie Studio.”

      1. I’m in Australia unfortunately but let me know if you do! And your images are gorgeous and inspirational I’m doing a #SoSS post next weekend with a link to you page along with some others…


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