The Signature 6-Month S Factor Journey, Live Online with Sheila Kelley

The next journey begins September 7, 2024.

Fall madly, deeply back in love with yourself.

There’s a powerful story within you that is aching to be told and fully expressed. It’s a story about your most sacred home, your longest relationship, your wisest teacher. It’s time, woman. Time to dive into a blissful, empowering, and courageous affair with yourself. Time to discover the alluring epicenter of sensuous feminine magic that makes you, you. Time to strip down all that does not serve you and rise up as the woman you were born to be.

In a rare offering, Sheila and veteran S Factor co-teachers are teaching the Signature 6-Month S Factor Journey LIVE online.

Are you ready for the most epic body-led journey on the planet?

This is your time to:
  • Reawaken a sensuous relationship with your body

  • Learn to trust your intuition and body wisdom again

  • Dance, play, explore and RISE

  • Open your body to a new way of being in the world, without shame

  • Reclaim your inherent power by disrupting your everyday patterns and habits that no longer serve you.

Access to the heart and soul of S.

Strip & Rise is an exclusive S Factor series designed by the Creatrix of S, Sheila Kelley, based upon her 25 years of teaching thousands of women all over the world. It is the epic culmination of our desire to bring the power and beauty of S to women anywhere in the world while staying true to the philosophy, lifestyle and soul of the movement. This unique program is grounded in the heart of Sheila’s teachings, including the Erotic Creature body, and the self-development journey to becoming whole as a sensual and emotional being.

Sheila will be teaching at least half the Strip & Rise classes, giving you a rare opportunity to learn directly from the source. For the past 10 years Sheila has been focused on teaching intimate immersive destination experiences ($12k per person) and doing 1×1 coaching with private clients. The filming of the Netflix documentary inspired Sheila to meet and teach women at the beginning of their journeys again, where all the magic starts to unfold.

Sheila is joined by teachers who have led our Teacher Training program and taught alongside Sheila at events across the globe. These women are truly spectacular.  Join us for the journey of a lifetime…

As featured in the Netflix original documentary ‘Strip Down, Rise Up’

From Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Michèle Ohayon

Strip & Rise:
The 6-Month Signature S Factor Journey
Live Online with Sheila Kelley & S Teachers

September 7, 2024 – February 22, 2025

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. During this 6-month journey, Sheila and the S Factor Teachers will rotate teaching and guide you through the full S Factor movement practice while providing community connection, journaling exercises and other fun, sexy homework. 

Students of Strip & Rise will experience a revelatory journey of self discovery similar to the one featured in the Netflix original documentary Strip Down, Rise Up, just without the pole instruction and with more focus on fun, pleasure and empowerment.

This journey does not come without its struggle. There will be moments where you feel frustrated or disconnected. There will be times when you just don’t want to move. This is all part of the patterning and programming you know it’s time to break apart to build something entirely new with your body. This is true for students of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes, who find a beautiful reclamation in the body they’re living in – from women in their early 20s to mid-70s. It’s time to shine, time to live fully in your body, and time to love her like nobody is watching.

Join the 2024 LIVE online class for the journey of a lifetime:

  • 24 Weekly LIVE Classes over Zoom
  • The full signature S Factor movement journey
  • No dance experience necessary, no pole instruction
  • Body reading and instruction with our incredible teachers and Sheila
  • Private online community for this class only hosted on the course platform

More details about the program from Sheila:

Pay in Full

$2500Save $500
  • Presale pricing good for a limited time. Save $500.
  • This program will sell out.

Payment Plan

$2640$440 monthly x 6
  • Presale pricing good for a limited time. Save $360.
  • This program will sell out.

Sheila’s Co-Teachers for Strip & Rise:

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

Strip & Rise FAQ

Q: Do I need to have a pole or dance experience?
A: Nope! This program is open to beginners including women with no dance or movement experience. There will be no pole instruction for this online journey, but please note that this 6-month journey will be about 80% movement and about 20% philosophy,  journaling and other exercises – so be prepared to move your body.
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 students the most immersive and potent exploration into the practice and to cultivate 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 30 day window after each class. We will meet weekly from September 7, 2024 to February 22, 2025, skipping Thanksgiving weekend. Access to this program, recordings, homework, and community boards closes on March 22nd, 2025.
Q: What if I can’t make every class?
A: That’s not a problem! This is a 6-month journey and sometimes you’ll need to miss a class. A recording of each class will be available to you through your student member area for up to one month after each class session. Please note that you will not have access to all of the recordings indefinitely. Recordings will expire one month after class to respect the privacy of the student journey.
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: For payment in full: Refunds less a $200 processing free are available until August 15, 2024; after this date, NO FULL OR PARTIAL REFUNDS, NO CREDITS, AND NO TRANSFERS for any reason.
For payment plans: There are NO FULL OR PARTIAL REFUNDS, NO CREDITS AND NO TRANSFERS for the monthly payment plan. Students who choose the monthly payment plan  will be responsible for completing all automated payments regardless of whether the student completes the journey or not.
Q: I have a known history of sexual or physical trauma, can I participate?
A: 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 work 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 the program?
A:  This program is designed and led by Sheila. She will be joined on a rotating basis by head S Factor Teachers who will be participating in the community boards and offering student support and feedback.