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We have classes, workshops, open practice, performances, events, gear and much more!Start your journey here
Tension is a dreamlike and calming tying space in Montreal. Its warmth and comfort will charm you as soon as you step in. Built and organized to accomodate shibari practices and classes, its Japanese inspired aesthetic provides a calm environment in which to explore rope bondage.
We strive to create an environment free of racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. It is important to us to promote inclusivity, body-positivity, and staying humble in our learning, to name a few.Read more about Tension values
We have transitioned our system to another platform called Momence.
This platform is integrated directly into our site allowing you to find and book your class through each individual page. You can also find the event you are looking for by checking the monthly schedule below.
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We offer rope, but also safety scissors, carabiners, tenugui, furoshiki, and all other manner of items that you might need to play. Visit the shop and browse through everything that we have!
We carry rope imported from Japan as well as other rope alternatives for those on a budget. All of our rope is treated by our team here in Montréal. We are proud to offer the best quality rope so that our students and clients can, in turn, create the most beautiful moments with their partners.
If you want to learn shibari at Tension but are lacking the funds to do so, write to us to be considered for one of our scholarships! Spots are extremely limited, but we want to encourage diversity in our space.
Otherwise, ask us about our energy exchange program. Sometimes Tension needs help to maintain the space, and the volunteers get perks and classes in exchange. We prioritize people who are dedicated and reliable but cannot afford to come to our classes.
Fundamentals a book brimming with safe(r) practices "a path" or my path...
To start exploring the world of rope otherwise known as the art of Shibari or Kinbaku; this enigmatic art is perfect for thrill seekers, spicing up a relationship or those just curious to have a weekend out of the ordinary and potentially grow together emotionally.