YogĀlamba at Tension

YogĀlamba

YogĀlamba offers inclusive, affordable and body-positive classes for all people and all bodies. Mindful yoga, meditation and breathwork have a meaningful impact on mental, emotional and physical health. We believe that these simple practices must be easily accessible.


The sanskrit term Yoga योग means “union” or “to join”. It conveys the balanced alliance between body, mind and spirit, which is established through mindfulness and breath. Further, yoga encourages a unification of oneself with one's surroundings and the world at large.


Ālamba आलम्ब means “that on which one leans or rests, depends on”, as well as “support, asylum”. As a group of LGBTQIA2+ teachers, we value all identities and hold an open, safe space for our communities. By donating 20% of our monthly profits to social, environmental and queer initiatives, we are joining the practice of personal health with the care of others and the planet.

Situated within the zen studio Tension in the heart of the Village of Montreal (Tio'tia:ke), YogĀlamba offers in person* and virtual classes accessible all over the world. Our classes are open to all and are perfect for shibari enthusiasts wanting to prepare their body and mind for a safe, enjoyable rope practice. Our teachers adapt each practice according to participants’ needs and requests and are especially attentive to mindfulness, breathing and appropriate alignment. Whether you're a curious beginner looking to try something new, an experienced yogi wishing to further your physical and/or spiritual practice, or someone in between, you’ve come to the right place.

* Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related government regulations, YogĀlamba at Tension is taking place entirely ONLINE until further notice.

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Teachers

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Elyx

With a decade of various teaching experiences that range from aquatics and lifesaving to undergraduate philosophy, Elyx feels that yoga is the discipline that bridges it all in the best of ways. They strive for people to further their knowledge of themselves and of the world, and like to bring positivity and happiness to those around them.
Elyx has been practicing since their early teen years and started teaching in 2017 after obtaining certifications in Vinyasa (Flow), Hatha and Yin yoga. They specialize in teaching mindful Flow classes with full awareness of breath and alignment in order to promote a safe, holistic practice.

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Emilie B. CPT, RYT 500, E-RYT 200

Emilie believes that movement and fitness should be freeing, sustainable and most importantly make you feel good. She specializes in body-positive, anatomy-based yoga and fitness, meaning she is here to help you move, breathe and feel better.
With over 7 years in the industry, 1000+ hours of teaching and over 1000 hours of training, Emilie works with clients to help them heal their relationship with their body and mind through changing their approach to fitness. She helps them turn to movement not necessarily to look good but to feel good, and teaches them tools that can be used to work with mental health issues, reconnect to their body and empower their life.
Find Emilie at her website Emilie B Yoga + Fitness or on social media: @emiliebyoga | Emilie B Yoga & Fitness on Facebook

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Sebastien

Sebastien first encountered yoga as a young boy while training for figure skating, and was immediately drawn into the newly discovered type of practice. While he is notorious for dabbling in many activities, yoga has always been one of his most grounding spaces. He decided to deepen his practice by completing his teacher training in 2017, and has been teaching ever since.
Leading classes in Vinyasa (Flow), Hatha, and Yin, Sebastien encourages people to find intention and fulfillment in their body and mind, regardless of the pace at which they live.