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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
Our class and event management system WellnessLiving is the gateway to your journey at Tension. If you want to learn the ropes you will need an account.
Once that is done you can view and sign up for classes or events on the schedule through the site, phone, apps, or in person!
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.