S Factor® is a feminine movement practice - a sensuous workout for body and soul that’s intelligently designed to open the female body into her full, free, erotic expression.
Ellice Apostolos empowers every woman to connect to her body's innate wisdom and pleasure so she can move through the world in her fully expressed radiance. As a certified S Factor instructor, Ellice offers deeply transformative trainings where what begins as a personal erotic movement practice within the studio walls can become a sustainable practice that enriches every area of life. Ellice also guides women entrepreneurs to build the life of their desires through her online programs. She empowers them to put deep self-care and pleasure at the heart of their work so they can lead with their feminine genius, avoiding overwhelm and experience the success of a lasting and sustainable business.
Ellice holds a degree in Theatre and Dance with an emphasis on performing arts from UC Santa Cruz. With an extensive background in dance and choreography Ellice has been performing for close to twenty year in the Santa Cruz area. She has choreographed and directed original pieces for Santa Cruz's annual What is Erotic? the past three years. This community sourced performance provides locals with or without a performance background a mentorship opportunity for discovering what is erotic to them and honing their performance skills to share their message with the community. One of Ellice's greatest delights is to support others to discover how they want to tell their story through their body, whether they want to perfect that for the stage or develop a personal practice for authentic expression. With years of exploration in the area of somatic healing and authentic expression she is excited to be specializing in the area of sensual movement for women now. In her S Factor classes, Ellice invites every woman to drop into her body's truth, eradicating shame and self judgement so she can unearth her pleasure, confidence and full emotional expression through dance. As a Board certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant Ellice adds a layer of body love and self-care through private and group nutrition education, guiding women to have a healthy thriving body so they can show up fully for all areas of their life.
As owner of Steel and Grace, Ellice offers a wide variety of weekly S Factor classes suitable for women with or without dance experience. Whether you want to pole dance, learn a fun wall routine, discover your flow with floor work, unearth your sexy, learn a lap dance or add a strip tease to your play, Ellice is excited to dance with you!
"There could not be a more safe wonderful positive encouraging freeing environment than the one that you are creating . Your classes are a place to truly liberate, heal, and feel. I love being present in that energy field. And I have deep gratitude for you and how you embody and celebrate the feminine. I love the sexy way it makes me feel in the class as well as throughout the rest of my life." ~NG, SantaCruz
"You have SO inspired me. I've been on fire all day, feeling empowered and confident, and playful, and downright sexy! It got me thinking about how many little times in my life my body or my sexuality have been shamed or I was told to hide. I had just been recognizing my need to express and embrace my feminine, then I dance with you today, we do this exercise, and I spend the rest of the day feeling like a million bucks! Your classes are such a gift to myself!"
~Julia, Santa Cruz