Tension is a zen 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 keep to our values of inclusivity, body-positivity, and staying humble in our learning.
Our class and event management system will follow you on 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!
Of course we offer rope, but also candles, tenugui, carabiners, safety scissors and all other manner of items that you might need to play. Come to the studio and browse through everything that we have! If you are from outside of Montreal, we also have an online store where you can get the ropes that we sell at the studio.
The rope we sell is imported directly from Japan, and hand treated by our team here in Montréal. We are proud to offer the best quality of 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, please contact us and we can hook you up with one of our scholarships! Spots are limited, but we will do our best to accommodate you.
You are also welcome to ask about our energy exchange program. Sometimes, Tension needs volunteers to maintain the space, and the volunteers get perks and classes in exchange. We prioritize those who are dedicated and serious students at Tension, but lack the funds to continue coming to our classes.