Rise in Love
12-Week Intermediate Movement Series
with Sheila Kelley & Teachers
Starting March 21, 2024

How you dance is how you love.

You have begun to travel into the truths of your body. You’ve initiated a relationship with her through your S Factor practice, and started a dialogue. How closely are you listening? Can you decipher what kinds of pleasure she seeks, and when? Can you fulfill her complex wishes and tell her full story?

Sheila invites you into a 12-week series that builds on your foundational S Factor practice, where you’ll bring the truth of your soulful desires to light by increasing your body’s capacity to speak her mind through movement.  By turning back ON what society has shut OFF – emotionality, sensuality, feminine strength – you’ll enjoy learning a fluidity of self expression that will guide you into easier relationships, greater intimacy, and a more meaningful and satisfying connection to yourself.

In Rise in Love, we establish a devotion to HER – the authentic desires of your embodied voice. You will become more fluent in the Erotic Creature energies in order to cultivate deeper love in every corner of your life.

This is your time to:
  • Hone your emotional and erotic body voice

  • Communicate your deep wishes and desires

  • Become confident in the language of S

  • Reclaim pleasure and joy for yourself instead of giving it all away

  • Indulge in a weekly feminine reset to help navigate your life with clarity and ease.

  • Learn how to take your movement into a subtle dialogue with the outside world.

Rise in Love
with Sheila Kelley & Teachers
12 Week Intermediate Movement Series

March 21 – June 6, 2024
Presale Savings until March 5

Rise in Love is part of the S Factor LIVE online movement journey that guides you deep into the reclamation of your body toward unapologetic confidence, total body love, and more profound relationships. It is a celebration of your deepest desires. Now we invite you to join us for this potent intermediate journey to cultivate a deeper relationship with your body’s voice and power. This immersive exploration asks you to tune into your intuitive gifts and dance your body’s authentic dance, cultivating an enduring practice that serves as a sensuous guiding light through life’s twists and turns.

As you hone your erotic body voice, you will unearth an embodied confidence that is uniquely yours and strengthen your feminine instincts in movement exploration. Rise in Love is all about increasing your capacity to feel, move and play in your feminine essence. It’s about listening in and trusting that you know exactly what your body needs in each moment

By now, you have spent some time traversing the landscape of your body’s wisdom. Rise in Love is dedicated to the next chapter, to courageous movement and sublime sensation so that you can more fully become the guardian and advocate of your most deeply felt emotions.

Rise in Love with us:

  • 12 Weekly Live Classes over Zoom on Thursdays at 12pm Pacific Time
  • Build upon the S Factor movement journey
  • Live body reading and coaching to your questions
  • Individual spotlight dancing and group dances
  • Private online community for this class only
  • Open to students who have taken Strip & Rise I, II, and intermediate/advanced S students including Plat alumni.

Pay in Full

  • Step into epic love. Save with paid-in-full pricing.

Payment Plan

$1800600 x 3
  • Journey into intimacy. Enjoy the accessibility of our payment plan.

Spotlight Dancing

This is the portal to accelerated growth, and where the magic begins to unfold.

Spotlight dancing gives students the opportunity to be witnessed in a loving, nurturing way that reveals both where the seeds of magic are that will open you up to new possibilities, and where the patterns are that keep you stuck. Be fully witnessed by Sheila and our Teachers by dancing to your own music selection in full expression of your body’s story. Gain insight through your teachers’ intuitive body-reading reflections, and get tools on how to more fully embody those discoveries while breaking unconscious habits of movement.

Harness Emotional Energy

Bring all the layers of your emotionality to each class and begin to consciously hold and share that energy in healthy, productive ways. Play with the cycles of opening and closing to establish a sense of boundaries and receptivity with your intimate partners, family, friends, and coworkers.

Learn to lean on the body to help lead your life toward greater possibilities and lived potential.

Sheila’s Co-Teachers for Rise in Love:

Becky Gonzales

After starting her student journey in 2006, Becky became a teacher in 2012 and has taught alongside Sheila at S Factor events and retreats worldwide, as well as online and in studio. As a teacher and teacher trainer, Becky is committed to listening, learning and examining our curriculum and philosophy through a compassionate, inclusive eye and trauma-trained lens. She is a diversity, inclusion and belonging advocate: “I’m dedicated to delivering on our mission of welcoming women of all shapes, ages, and backgrounds. I believe that every student must be offered a choice in our practice so that women can experience S Factor while feeling a sense of belonging and safety. The most exhilarating part about finding your erotic creature is realizing that no one on this earth will move like you do — your feminine movement practice is unique to you and only you.  I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of the work we do. I teach because I believe it’s important for all women to establish a relationship with their bodies, one of: love, respect and elevation.” Becky lives in Oakland, California. A recent widow after losing her husband to cancer, she is a mom to their two children, who are 8 and 5. 

Ellice Apostolos

Ellice has been an S Factor instructor since 2015. She felt a powerful transformation within her own body after her first class and has committed to sharing the magic of S Factor and the wisdom of Sheila’s teachings ever since. She offers deeply transformative trainings rooted in S Factor’s mission to uplift and free women in their bodies and lives. As owner of Steel and Grace, Santa Cruz’s Premier Pole Dance Studio, she cultivates a sense of community and inclusion within the studio, creating a hub for dance, body conditioning and authentic expression. She has taught intimate classes as well as large events, supporting members of her local community, entrepreneurial and professional retreats and masterminds, as well as Sheila’s international gatherings. “I am delighted to be a part of the Strip and Rise team! I am dedicated to welcoming all women into this community and sharing in the play, exploration and self discovering that this practice offers us all.”

“When I first started it just felt like freedom and release.”

-Patricia Buck, S Licensed Instructor

Rise in Love FAQ

Q: Do I need to have a pole or dance experience?
A: You don’t need a pole, but you do need S Factor experience! This is an intermediate/advanced level of Strip & Rise. If you’re a beginner and have not learned the S Factor routine, attended an S Factor retreat, or practiced at an S Factor studio, please visit the Strip & Rise Original 6-Month Journey and sign up for the waitlist for that program.
Q: What is the schedule? Can I do this on my own time?
A: To accommodate our audience class is weekly on Thursdays at 12 p.m. Pacific Time. Each class is up to 2 hours.  This program is designed as a LIVE EXPERIENCE to give women the most immersive and potent exploration into the practice and to allow for community connection, witnessing, and live coaching with our teachers. Therefore, this is an interactive program where live attendance is strongly encouraged. Recordings will be made available for a 7 day window after each class.
Q: What if I can’t make every class?
A: That’s not a problem! A recording of each class will be available to you through your student member area for up to one week after each class session. Please note that you will not have access to all of the recordings indefinitely. Recordings will expire one week after live class to respect the privacy of the student journey. Live attendance is strongly encouraged to get the most out of this course.
Q: What do I need to be able to attend?
A: To start, all you need is a private space to stretch out and move. You may also want to have a yoga mat or a sumptuous shag or sheepskin rug for your movement practice. You will receive fun weekly assignments on what to wear and bring to each class as your journey progresses.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: There are no full or partial refunds and no transfers. Students who choose a monthly payment plan will be responsible for completing all payments regardless of whether the student chooses to complete the journey or not.  Registration fees for Strip and Rise may not be transferred to other S Factor programs.
Q: I have a known history of sexual or physical trauma, can I participate?
A: Yes, you are welcome here! In order to keep a safe, healthy and fun space for all women, we ask each student who has known trauma to proceed gently and to consider working simultaneously with a therapist. Unknown trauma can arise when working with the body, and we ask that should this happen you seek outside help and support. S Factor does not provide psychological or mental health services. We are a movement practice centered on feminine embodiment. Each student will be asked to sign an accountability waiver that affirms personal responsibility and commits to the wellbeing of the entire student group through maintaining personal emotional boundaries.
Q: Who is teaching this program?
A: All Strip & Rise programs are curated and supported by Sheila Kelley and a teaching team of S Factor Teachers.  The teachers selected to lead these programs with Sheila have a depth and breadth of experience, have trained with Sheila, and have served as Teacher Trainers. The teachers, including Sheila, rotate through taking turns leading classes – and they together coordinate and connect on the direction of the course each week. Before our live online journeys, studying with Sheila was only available through her private coaching programs and exclusive retreats, starting at $12,000, and so this program is a rare opportunity to participate in S Factor curriculum and philosophy directly from the source. This isn’t just a movement practice, it’s about cultivating an elevated and enlivened way of life.