Registration is exclusive to those who have completed Strip & Rise II, as well as intermediate and advanced S students.

Registration is exclusive to those who have completed Strip & Rise II, as well as intermediate and advanced S students.

How you dance is how you live.

You have traveled far and deep into the truths of your body. You’ve cultivated a relationship with her, started a dialogue. But how closely are you really listening? Can you decipher what kinds of pleasure she seeks, and when? Can you fulfill her complex wishes and tell her full story?

In this five-month program, you will journey into the personal nirvana of S as a lifelong practice. Turning back on what society has shut off – emotionality, sensuality, sexuality – you’ll gain access to the endless possibilities and iterations of your erotic voice. You will begin to move with a receptive confidence, standing firmly in what it feels like when your body says F*CK YES or HECK NO.  In this courageous movement, you will become the guardian of your truest boundaries and most deeply felt emotions.  Are you ready?

Dance with us into the Ever After Journey, a space where the petals of your authentic body-voice unfurl and the emotional nuances intermingle. Can you imagine pleasurable rage? What about erotic joy? These more advanced layers of the journey are all there within you…

This is your time to:
  • Hone your erotic voice

  • Refine your idiosyncratic movement style

  • Tune into and express the wishes of your body

  • Become confident in the language of S

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

Strip & Rise III:
The Ever After Journey
Live Online with the S Teachers & Sheila Kelley

June 25 – November 5, 2022 // 5 Months

Strip & Rise is a movement journey that takes you deep into the reclamation of your body and the discovery of your innate erotic essence. It is a celebration of your deepest desires. And now we invite you to part III – The Ever After Journey. 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 voice, you will unearth an embodied confidence that is uniquely yours and strengthen your feminine instincts in movement exploration. This Ever After Journey 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

Join the Strip & Rise III program for an evocative ever after:

  • 20 Weekly Live Classes over Zoom
  • Build upon the S Factor movement journey
  • Body reading and coaching to your questions
  • Individual and group dances
  • Private online community for this class only
  • Open to students who have taken Strip & Rise I and II, and intermediate/advanced S students

More about the original Strip & Rise Journey:

Pay in Full

  • Registration closes June 22.

Payment Plan

  • Payment plan offer ends June 20.

Sheila’s Co-Teachers for Strip & Rise:

April Kaminski

April has been an S Factor Teacher since 2008, and a Teacher trainer since 2012. “My teaching style combines movement, mindfulness, and trauma-informed coaching practices. I especially love teaching beginners because it’s incredibly magical to witness a woman’s body and spirit light up with joy, playfulness and love. S Factor changed how I feel in my own body, it changed my relationships and the way I move through the world as a woman. I love supporting women as they learn to have a more loving relationship with the body they live in. As a woman changes so does everything around her!” April is also a Certified Trauma Recover Coach, Group Fitness Instructor, and trained in Movement for Trauma, Functional Assisted Stretch Therapy, Mental Health First Aid, XPole and Flexibility. “I live in Houston, Texas, as an empty nester with my husband of almost 30 years who I am madly in love with.”

Becky Gonzales

Becky became a teacher in 2012 and has taught at Sheila Kelley events and retreats worldwide. 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 with her husband and partner of over seven years and their two children, who are 6 and 3. 

Samantha Fisher

Samantha has been teaching S Factor since 2007 in order to help empower women the way she had been empowered through her S journey around love, body-love, sensuality, and erotic energy. She has traveled the world with Sheila, facilitating movement at private events and retreats, and is also a Teacher Trainer. “As a highly sensual, energetic woman, I teach from a heart-led space, intuitively guiding bodies to freely evolve & express their inner body voice, love within themselves, and freedom in their bodies. I create a space where you can show up exactly as you are, I allow your body to show me what kind of love & encouragement you might be needing.” Sam is also certified as a Theta Healing™ Practitioner, and an Erotic Blueprint™ Coach. “After years of exploring myself, and leading women through movement to learn about what makes their bodies tick I created The Sweet Spot Life, a place where Mind, Heart, Body, Sex & Soul come together.” Sam currently lives in Wisconsin with 3 of her 4 children,

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

-Patricia Buck, S Licensed Instructor

Strip & Rise 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: Class is weekly on Saturdays at 10 a.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: Will this experience be exactly like the one in Strip Down, Rise Up?
A: While this rare program with Sheila will be similar to the journey featured in the film – including the full Original S Factor Journey – we want our students to know that the film was independently directed and produced, and portrays a narrative that is more focused on trauma and healing in the pole community at large. S Factor offers a powerful embodiment practice that leads to body love, confidence and community. Also, there will not be pole instruction due to the online nature of this program.
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 Strip & Rise, 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.