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

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for Sheila’s next journey.

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.

For the first time ever, Sheila is 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


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

August 28, 2021 – February 12, 2022

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 S Factor Teachers will 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 transformative journey 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 we are here to help you break. It’s time to shine, time to live fully in your body, and time to love her like nobody is watching.

Join the inaugural online class for the journey of a lifetime:

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

More details about the program from Sheila:

Pay in Full

  • Pay in full saves $140 over the payment plan.
  • This program will sell out.

Payment Plan

$2640$440 monthly
  • Payment plans bill monthly for 6 months.
  • This program will sell out.

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. 

“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?
A: Class is weekly on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Each class is up to 2 hours. We will meet weekly from August 28 to February 12, skipping the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 27. We will not meet on Saturday December 25 and Saturday Jan 1, but will schedule a class in between those two holidays.
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 in Thinkific 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 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: After August 15, 2021, there are no full or partial refunds and no transfers. Students who choose the monthly payment plan will be responsible for completing all six payments regardless of whether the student chooses to complete the journey or not. Refunds prior to Aug 1 are subject to a $100 processing fee. Refunds between Aug 1 – Aug 15 are subject to a $200 processing fee. Enrollment transfers may be made to another student up until August 15. 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: 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.