The S Gathering 2022



We’re gathering again, and it’s going to be wild.

Whether you’ve joined us before, or this is your first time gathering in the heart of the S community, our 2022 live immersive weekend event with Sheila Kelley is shaping up to be one raucous celebration of the sensuous, sultry, phenomenal feminine body!

At The S Gathering, Sheila Kelley and the S Factor Licensed Teachers will guide you into a scintillating and soulful exploration of what it means to cultivate irresistible magnetism through a body-led practice. Come discover the unstoppable, uniquely feminine life force within you and begin to live a deeper truth in your body.

Immerse yourself entirely in the rapturous embrace of The S Gathering for three days of magic and mayhem at a destination resort. All details are below.

Gather and rise with us:
  • Three full days of embodied exploration, dance & workshops

  • Time to ask Sheila questions and get feedback

  • Connect with likeminded women at all levels of experience

  • Tune completely out of everyday life and tap into the heart of the feminine


May 20 – 22, 2022
A Four Star Resort & Spa
Palm Springs, California

Join women from all over the world for this three-day live immersive S Factor gathering.  There is nothing like this experience anywhere else on the planet, and this event will sell out quickly. Hotel info and booking links will be emailed after registration.


*Featuring Special Guest Speaker*

Regena Thomashauer aka “Mama Gena”
Bestselling Author
Creator of the School of Womanly Arts

Our brilliant friend and badass feminine force Regena Thomashauer will host a workshop and Q&A session dedicated to female pleasure, turn-on, and female sexuality and sensuality.

You don’t want to miss this!


Explore Your Innate Feminine Essence

Every woman has an inner truth to her sexy, passionate nature – it’s the body that you bring to love, and the body you love with! This essence is at the core of how you move through the world and ask for what you want. It’s how you authentically love and desire to be loved. It’s how you play, how you storm, and how you keep your boundaries. At live events you’ll have the chance to meet this powerful creature within you and explore the emotional energies of the 10 S Factor Erotic Creature Icons in your own body. Your body is a brilliantly intuitive oracle. Come learn how to tap into that potent wisdom.

At this destination event you will be fully immersed in three days of movement discovery, workshops, and more:

  • Arrive Thursday afternoon to check in, register and unwind from everyday life
  • Immerse yourself in morning-to-evening sessions of movement, deep exploration and play
  • Get feedback and body reading from Sheila and the S Teachers in real time
  • Learn how to apply the richness of an embodiment practice to your everyday life and relationships
  • Depart after a closing campfire ritual on Sunday evening
  • Gatherings are rich experiences designed to disrupt your unconscious everyday habits and ground you back into the senses and intuition of the feminine body. Programming extends from morning into the evenings, with breaks for meals.
For New S Women…

Discovering the nature of your Erotic Creature is like unlocking the gates to the possibility of absolute bliss, total embodiment, and full feminine freedom. It is a relearning of ancient wisdom you hold within.

For Experienced S Women…

This journey takes you over the plateaus and through the deep valleys of where we get stuck in our everyday lives, relationships and intimate experiences in order to revel once again in a body more free and expressive than you could ever have imagined..

If you’re ready to evoke an undeniable inner beauty, The S Gathering awaits you

At this event, you will dive deep into the complex inner-workings of your authentic essence, and unfurl your unique ways of channeling that expression through movement.

S Factor live events open an embodied, experiential pathway toward reclaiming your feminine body and all of her sensuous stories. This is not heady spiritual awakening, this is sensual and soulful exploration that leads to new ways of being in your body, rippling out into a new way of being in the world.

On this retreat you'll:
  • Dance into full feminine expression with women of your experience level

  • Courageously confront your patterns through movement and workshops

  • Interrupt your thinking mind and learn to trust the body’s intuition

  • Attend seminar sessions with Sheila and workshop leaders, and bring what you learn immediately into your body

  • Explore and deepen your capacity to connect with and celebrate other women

Together we create a space of sisterhood, connection and respect.  A place where you can be as emotionally expressive as you want to be. Our ballrooms are warmly lit, our meals are nourishing and the women gathered with you are pure magic from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Come unleash a sensuous fury with us.


“Unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before or since…”

Sheila’s teachings are sought after by women all over the globe who travel thousands of miles to be seen and guided into an epic, body-led life. She is a regular guest presenter at Tony Robbins Platinum retreats and Mama Gena Mastery events, among others.

The S Gathering FAQ

Q: Where is the event?
A: S Gatherings are held at destination hotels and resorts around the world. Usually they are in the United States at four star hotels, close to a major or regional airport. This event will take place in Palm Springs, California. The hotel is a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles International Airport; you may also fly into Palm Springs regional airport which is a 15 minute drive from the hotel and services plenty of routes from major airports. Hotel information and room reservation links will be emailed after registration and may also be accessed in your online student area once they become available.
Q: Who can attend?
A: All backgrounds, physical ability and experience levels.  You do not need to have any movement or dance experience. Most events are ages 18+.
Q: Where should I stay?
A: Group hotel rates are secured for our attendees on site at the event location. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your hotel room, including incidentals. We recommend arriving the day before the event begins, and leaving in the evening on Sunday, or the day after to give yourself time for integration and connecting with other women. We highly recommend that you stay on site since our schedules are booked morning to night and commuting would mean less time to rest and nowhere to go in the middle of the day for a break.
Our group rates for this event are as follows, and once you register you can access the community board to find a roommate to share costs, if desired:
  • Reduced Room Rates – $255 Traditional King or Traditional Two Queens
  • Upgraded Discounted Rates on Executive Suites: $359 based on availability.
  • Access to group rates and perks 3 days before and after the event dates for longer stays
  • 10% off Spa Services & Golf
Q: What’s the Schedule?
A: While we like to keep some surprises up our sleeve, please note that your days will be packed full of excitement from morning to night. Friday, Saturday and Sunday can have scheduling from 8am – 6pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided all 3 days, dinner under the stars on Friday, plus a special dinner and dance celebration on Saturday night. No dinner provided on Sunday.
Q: When should I travel?
A: We recommend arriving the day before the event begins and departing the day after it ends. Our last day together is a full day, typically ending by 6 p.m.
Q: What should I bring/wear?
A: All the juicy details, including packing and attire recommendations will be added to your student account area for registrants ahead of the event. What we can say is, you’ll want to be comfortable – and creative! We can’t wait to move and play with you.
Q: I’ve been to S Factor retreats in the past, how will this be different/same?
A: The S Gathering is a new S Factor event format designed to support a celebratory atmosphere of the gathering feminine that honors feedback from previous events while allowing us to play in new ways and create more spaciousness and connection for our community. We are excited to keep women together in larger cohorts during the day’s events and offer body reading and movement workshops specific to the experience levels of these groups. Advanced/experienced women will have their own afternoon sessions, while keeping these advanced women together in movement rather than split off into tracks. Some aspects will be comfortably familiar, while evolved in new ways. We hope you’ll choose to join us!
Q: What is your COVID policy?
A: We will be following the local and regional guidelines where our events will be held.
We will require proof of a negative test at the event. This test:
(1) must be taken within 48 hours of the event,
(2) must be administered by a healthcare professional (it cannot be an at-home test), and
(3) we will accept documentation for both rapid tests or PCR tests.
In order to ensure your attendance at the event, we recommend that you take precautions in your daily activities in the 7 days prior to the event and to wear a well-fitting mask while traveling. Common sense measures to stay healthy and limit exposure before the event will help everyone to have a great time. Your S sisters thank you!
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Because of the production requirements and popularity of our events, please be sure you are registering only once you are certain you can attend. Please familiarize yourself with the details of our event cancellation requirements listed below. Payment plans are a commitment to pay in full, and the cancellation policy will be applied to the full amount due.
Refund Policy:
Up until 30 days prior to the first day of the event: Full refund minus a $250 processing fee.
Within 30 days of the first day of the event: NO refunds and NO transfers unless a verified medical emergency or positive COVID test (credit will be applied to a future event or program in this case).**No transfer policy – Tickets cannot be re-sold or gifted. A valid ID will be required by all attendees at registration. We organize groups based on individual dance levels and customize content based on personal journey.
For information or questions contact: [email protected]

Why Women Attend Live Events

Patti is a powerhouse professional, mother and S Woman who travels to retreats and has worked intimately with Sheila in her coaching program.

“This practice has created access to the level of confidence that has allowed me to cultivate a more deeply connected life, emotionally, physically and spiritually.”

What happens at live events?

Events are weekend experiences that bring women together from all over the world to revel in rediscovering pleasure, play and confidence through movement.

You’ll meet the S Factor Erotic Creature Icons, enjoy powerful workshops, and delve into the wisdom that lives within your body. The bonds formed at these events last a lifetime.

  • Women are grouped by experience level, so everyone is welcome!
  • Learn the S Factor movement practice and philosophy
  • Get feedback and body reading from Sheila and teachers
  • Dine, dance, and go deep in workshops each day
  • Enjoy curated programming from morning to night
  • There is nothing like this raucous celebration of the feminine anywhere else on the planet.

On S Factor events, you will journey into the depths of your own sensual identity and roadblocks to joy, in order to heal and awaken a dormant powerhouse within you.

Walk away with a deeper understanding of how your relationship with your body – how you LIVE in her, MOVE with her, and LOVE with her – directly impacts your level of pleasure and satisfaction in every area of your life. Come join us!