Seattle is fortunate to have a number of excellent bondage instructors.

In keeping with our curation policy, this list contains everyone who is currently teaching in Seattle except for people we consider ethically unqualified to teach. If an instructor isn’t listed here, we recommend you be very careful about taking classes from them or playing with them.

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Blaming Lilith

Blaming Lilith (she/her) has been tying since 2016 and discovered her love for suspension in 2018. She ties as a creative outlet and a way to socialize with some of her favorite people. Once a month, she co-hosts the Witchy Rope Enthusiasts’ Group (WREG) in Seattle, where she demos simple ties and labs out more creative ideas with wonderfully collaborative bottoms.

Daniel McGlothlen

Daniel McGlothlen is the queer/gender queer proprietor of (NSFW), a kinky, queer porn site that’s been around for a couple of decades. They are a kink performer, educator and enthusiast. They have been facilitating Pan Eros Foundation’s Hypnokink Enthusiasts Group (HEG) for about a year and Men Tying Men for about 3 years. They have taught workshops for Pan Eros Foundation, Seattle Leather Service Corps, Dog House Leather, Seattle Men in Leather, Can You Knot (in Los Angeles), and PNW Leathermen's Campout (in Portland). Daniel is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Sexuality and Gender Studies. Daniel lives in Tacoma with their husband Craig.

Full Circle Kink

With about a dozen instructors, Full Circle Kink is Seattle’s largest kink teaching organization. FCK is known for highly polished classes and world-class handouts, with classes that span the range from an introductory bondage series to detailed technical dives on topics like technical rigging and defamation law. Disclaimer: Full Circle Kink and Rope in Seattle share ownership.


Kasm is a queer, kinky switch and self-tier with 5 years of suspension experience. They oscillate between approaches to self-suspension from playful exploration to meditative endurance to auto-masochistic play. They have been a rope instructor for 4 years and have presented at conventions such as Kinkfest and Desert Bound. In the classroom they prioritize personalized instruction and building an environment that is safe to flail in.


KinkRx teaches some of the best kink classes in Seattle. They’ve been on a long hiatus but have begun teaching private classes again and we look forward to them starting public classes in the near future.

Mz Magpie

Mz Magpie teaches classes on rope bondage, sex toys, polyamory, and more. She and her partner also run a monthly BIPOC rope group.


Provocations is one of Seattle’s most capable riggers. He teaches with Full Circle as well as under his own name.

Shibari Shawn

Shibari Shawn teaches extensively in the men’s community and also offers classes through the Pan Eros Foundation. He’s an outstanding instructor who brings a refreshing focus on fun and connective bondage. Although he’s new in town, he’s done a great job of building community here.


Spontaneity is a rope switch and self suspender with over 7 years of suspension experience. She has studied with a wide variety of riggers, bottoms, and self suspenders. She brings a highly analytical and adventurous approach to self suspension, informed by many years of fucking around and finding out. She is motivated to teach others so they too can fuck around and find out.

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