Do you ever find yourself thinking….
life is fine–
and that sucks?
You did the thing. You made the accomplishments. You got the degree, or the job, or the family, or a combination of these or other landmarks that you felt certain would make you feel whole. And yet–here you are–feeling…
Frankly, kinda bored?
You want to feel alive.
You crave fun and adventure.
You’re ready to explore your desires and gifts.
Hell, you’d like some friends to do it with–
and we all know how hard it can be to make friends as a grown-up…
So let me help you with that.
Introducing STRIPCOAST 2019!
Join me and sixteen other guests on a five night, four day luxury getaway + personal growth retreat set in a luxurious oceanfront mansion nestled among the sea dunes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina from September 2-7, 2019. Let’s escape to the lazy beach town of Corolla where the wild horses roam and move our bodies, expand our minds, bond with other women, fly some kites, play some games, and tell our stories before a live audience, to be recorded for a podcast series published by Lux!
STRIPCOAST is a women-only, story-telling, dream-creating, one-on-one coaching, creative-challenge-completing, body-moving, photoshoot-taking, massage-receiving, gourmet-meal-eating, pool-relaxing, best-friend-making good time designed to bring together supportive women interested in creating bonds with friends new and old.
IT’S TIME TO LEARN WHO THE HELL YOU ARE, HOW TO LOVE THAT PERSON, AND HOW TO NURTURE HER INTO GREATNESS.
Dare to invest in you.
You’ll be thanking yourself if you do, and kicking yourself if you don’t.
There are only
17 10 remaining spots available for Stripcoast, so don’t delay!
“This trip… was absolutely life altering. The sisterhood shared in such a beautiful paradise. Dancing with sisters under colorful sunsets and party lights. Sharing secrets, laughs, and tears, in the pool or on the beach. I felt like I had permission to be me. Thank you Lux ATL for facilitating such a magical, once in a lifetime experience. Thank you to all of the women who joined me in this and let me be exactly who I am. No shame. No fear. No apologies. Just love.”
WHY DO YOU DESERVE TO BE AMONG 17 BADASS BABES GETTING CREATIVE, ADVENTUROUS, INTIMATE, AND REFLECTIVE ALONG THE GORGEOUS SHORES OF NORTH CAROLINA?
You want to reconnect with that firecracker inside. You want to connect with other women, as well. You’ve got a story to tell, but could use an audience…and some inspiration. You want to move your body. Gosh darn it, you want to splash in those waves!
….but you’re waiting on permission.
…but you are busy with your whole big life and don’t know where to begin.
…but you’re afraid you won’t fit in.
That’s where I come in.
At Stripcoast, I provide the space, the community, and the expertise to facilitate the revival of your bestest, most favoritest, most-living-her-truthiest self. I’m your cheerleader, your mentor, a preacher, a permission-giver, a listener, and a friend.
Tell your stories! Dance with your eyes closed! Produce a frickin’ podcast series! Hit those waves! Create some art–yes, you can make art!–have absurd levels of fun, and don’t worry about a thing…
because this is your chance to sit back, relax, and grow through pleasure.
Picture it: no cooking, no cleaning, no chores. Now, replace those responsibilities with:
inspiring workshops, one-on-one meetings with Lux, delicious fully-catered meals, an amazing massage, an empowering photoshoot, late-night chats by the pool, early morning walks down the beach, afternoons spent being creative with happy gal pals in great moods, secrets shared in the hot tub….
The laundry can wait—you can’t.
It’s time to wake up from your fog
and steer yourself in the direction of exactly the life you desire.
You might as well do so among the wild horses along the shores of Corolla!
Still wondering what to expect? Read all about Stripcoast 2018 here!
Here’s what’s included:
Five Nights of Luxury Accommodation in a Beach Mansion All to Ourselves! Enjoy your stay in a secluded oceanfront lodge as we share secrets, laughs, and afternoons by the pool. You and a roommate (or not, if you prefer to sleep alone!) will reside in one of the 12 bedroom suites in this oceanfront beach mansion, with each bedroom featuring deck access. This means you’ll enjoy a combination of comfort, privacy, as well as fellowship with friends old and new. Enjoy a beautiful natural landscape as you relax and focus on the cultivation of your best self from a place of positivity and joy.
A Delightful Kick-off Party
Now’s the time to bring out that party dress, ladies! We will be kicking off the retreat with cocktails (or mocktails, if you prefer!), funky dance moves, and sparkling conversation! Hell, if you’re lucky, maybe my assistant Dee will bring her light-up glasses again…
Six+ Hours of Workshops + Creative Inspiration
Designed to empower your mind and your body. These workshops will not only help you find your story, move your body, and take an incredible selfie, but moreover will assist you in the completion of our creative challenge–a TED-style “LuxTalk” in which each guest is invited to share a grain of wisdom with the group, to be recorded and published in a podcast in the weeks following the retreat!
“Lux” is Latin for “light”–and with this creative challenge, all Stripcoast guests are invited to share a mini TED-style talk in which they illuminate a grain of their unique wisdom for the benefit of the other guests–as well as Lux’s podcast audience! Lux will provide a theme to help guide your writing, and workshops–plus plenty of free writing time to work alone or with friends–will help you compose exactly the message you wish to send. In the process, you’ll grow a greater self-awareness of your own gifts and talents. Wanna hear the stories from last year? Check them out on My Favorite Fuck-Up!, the podcast series we recorded at Stripcoast 2018.
One-on-One Coaching Sessions with Lux
Need help finding your way? Want to silence that nagging voice that puts you down? Want to build that business? Want to identify your strengths and figure out how to wield them? For the first time ever, I will be offering one-on-one time with each of my retreat guests to help them formulate a plan for whatever life is throwing at ya. We will be in touch before the retreat so that you can give me an overview of what you wish to discuss and I can begin thinking of solutions before we meet.
Fantastic Outer Banks Adventures
You’ll take evening walks to the pier with your feet in the surf. You’ll enjoy a low country boil as the sun sets. Hell–why not venture into town for some saltwater taffy? Or perhaps meet Lux on the beach for one of her favorite activities–boogie boarding!
A Beautiful Photoshoot With Cindy Johnson
In your private session, our amazingly talented photographer will push you to show your vulnerable side as well as your sexy side. You’ll be able to change outfits and locations during the shoot, plus you can decide how far you want to strip down. We’ll provide more details as Stripcoast approaches.
Candid behind the scenes photos
We will also provide candid behind the scenes photos of the entire retreat, and all attendees will receive a link to that gallery to download at no charge.
A fifty minute massage
Each attendee will have the option of Swedish or Deep Tissue massage, tailored specifically to your problem areas. Enjoy aromatic oils and beautiful views as you relax your cares away!
Delicious and healthy meals fully catered,
fully catered by the OBX’s favorite private chef! Our personal chef Dawn will prepare fresh, healthy, and delicious food daily. The whole Outer Banks is in love with Dawn’s feasts! You don’t have to do a thing except show up hungry at mealtime — our catering staff will take care of the rest!
A Low-Country Boil
We’ll end our time together with a farewell dinner provided by the handsomest boil master on the beach!
Enjoy the sleepy coastal town of Corolla
Unlike many oceanfront cities in the US, the Outer Banks is perhaps best known for its seclusion and privacy. You won’t find rowdy frat parties and high-rise hotels here–just beach cottages cozied up among the dunes. Prepare to relax your ass off.
The company of likeminded women
ready to have a great time, share wisdom, roll around the dance floor, and spread love. You’ll make friends and create bonds that last a lifetime in this intimate and happy setting.
The benefit of an on-site managing staff
Don’t worry–we’ll make sure you find your room and get to your photoshoot on time! Hell–we might even help with your outfit selection!
And finally, a flat-out good time.
Late night gab sessions, clothing-optional dance parties, margaritas by the pool, dreams shared under the stars, amazing adventures, a dreamy massage overlooking the pristine beach, a photoshoot that encourages pride and love for your body: this is how you’ll spend your plentiful downtime at Stripcoast. There’s no pressure and no chores. Instead, you will learn and you will grow—and you will find the whole damn experience relaxing and delightful.
At Stripcoast, we share stories.
We dance. We create art. Yes, you are an artist. Trust me. Trust yourself. It doesn’t matter how “good” you are at anything. You are good enough. Actually, you’re great. We wear what makes us feel beautiful. Or comfortable. Or both. We laugh. We get topless in the hot tub–or not. We escape judgment. We surround ourselves with encouragement. Indeed, at Stripcoast, the fear of judgment is so low, and the encouragement is so high, that we feel an unprecedented sense of freedom to be ourselves and open up to others.
But don’t let me tell you—listen to what a just a few former retreat guests have to say:
“I was really worried I wouldn’t fit in… but every single person made me feel like I was right where I belonged. This week was the first time I wore a bikini in public. I felt nothing but awesomeness because I was surrounded by women who showed me it’s ok to live my damn life. Now it’s time to take all this energy and unleash it on the fucking world!”
“Putting feelings, questions, hope, worries, and so on on paper has a huge impact on my perspective. It helped me understand some lifelong struggles and I am forever thankful for this. Coming from almost across the world, I enjoyed meeting women who have the same vision, who long to share their stories and hear mine, and who just want to love and be loved. I get to make friends for life, and that is the beauty of it all.”
“I feel like I’m at the edge of so much I’ve wanted. I’ve been playing it small and struggling to live boldly. Fear is at the root of so many of my behaviors and thoughts. You all show me that I can pursue ridiculous glorious things and be successful.The time I spent with so many talented, confident, intelligent, kind, and badass women has been inspiring and uplifting beyond measure. Every single woman I talked to this week added a little fuel to my fire. You are all so magical!“
“How do I describe last week to anyone who didn’t experience the magic firsthand? How in the actual Kentucky fried fuck do I convey the impossibly deep love and respect between twenty strange women brought together by the vision of one feminist preacher from Atlanta, or explain the profound sense of connectedness that materialized from living with them for a week? I went skinny-dipping in the most gorgeous infinity pool in the world. I was massaged and photographed like some kind of fancy person. I danced on the balcony of an insanely gorgeous mansion. But those luxuries, those were promised with the trip. Those were the on-paper luxuries. The real luxury of this trip was the chance to be unguarded and present with like-minded women.”
“I didn’t realise I could fall in love with so many people in so little time. Feeling more confident in myself and more free, I won’t be pleasing others so much–I feel reinforced in my ‘screw em..I’ll do what I like attitude’. Everyone of you became someone I look up to. I’m still in awe of the whole experience now, and I’m totally coming again so I can party into the early hours. I’ve realised there’s so much more I can do, so many more adventures to take. Stripcastle has been one of the best experiences of my life, truly.
“Stripcastle engaged and refreshed me in the middle of a particularly trying year. I loved bonding with so many thoughtful, fantastic, dynamite women in a nonjudgmental environment, taking challenging workshops, joining the dance party, singing at the clothing-optional karaoke session, enjoying scenery conducive to peaceful reflection, and discussing ways to maximize potential and realize dreams. Such a worthwhile experience.
Introducing Your Stripcoast Crew!
…that’s Dr. Lindsay Byron if you’re nasty.
Luux ATL is a writer, speaker, dancer, podcaster, and preacher of the gospel of empowered womanhood. She is also a former university English instructor and lifelong exotic dancer–and she’ll be incorporating both of these skills at Stripcoast, where she will teach both writing and movement workshops, both of which will be accessible to the most beginning-est of beginners. Lux believes learning should be playful. Get ready to have fun and feel some feelins’ under her tutelage.
Lux is currently writing her memoir Too Pretty To Be Good, exclusive selections of which she will share at Stripcoast. She has also produced two podcasts, Stripcrast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD, and My Favorite Fuck-Up!, produced using stories from Stripcoast 2018.
is a boudoir photographer who photographs the majority of our amazing retreats. She believes every body is a work of art, and it is her passion to show you how beautiful you truly are. She photograph souls, they just happen to be clothed in bodies. She is immensely skilled at finding the perfect shot to show both your inner and outer beauty. Cindy puts you immediately at ease and makes you forget any worries you may have had about your session.
Stripcoast Runs September 2 – 7, 2019.
The following services will take place over the course of your luxurious five night, four day stay. You will have the opportunity to schedule each of these services before the retreat begins:
a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with Lux
a 50-minute massage
a private mini-session photoshoot
Here’s your daily schedule:
MONDAY | September 2
It’s your first night at Stripcoast–let’s get this party started! Here’s your chance to let loose with fancy drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, sexy outfits, and a dance party to a playlist of your favorite requests! Arrive anytime after 4 p.m.!
8 pm – 2 am: Kickoff Party, featuring:
New friends in great moods
Snackin’TUESDAY |September 3
Your first full day at the Stripcoast retreat is all about relaxing, fellowship, and feeling good! Your only obligation today is to enjoy your vacation! Meet us on the deck for gorgeous views and mimosas, or in the waves for a round of boogie-boarding, or by the pool for some lazy sunbathing! Lux will provide a few optional activities for the gang today (as well as throughout the week), but feel free to simply enjoy some solo time, if you prefer!
Mealtimes on Friday:
10 am: Breakfast
1 pm: Lunch
6 pm: Dinner
After dinner, Lux will preach a sermon sure to get everyone hyped about learning and growing this week!
WEDNESDAY |September 4
Your second full day at the Stripcoast, get ready for adventure–on all levels.
9 am: Breakfast
11 am – 1 pm: Workshop with Lux
1 pm: Lunch
3 pm – 6 pm: Surprise Excursion!
7 pm: Dinner
THURSDAY |September 5
Your third full day at the Stripcoast retreat is filled with good times and good learning!
9 am: Breakfast
11:30 am – 1 pm: movement workshop with Lux
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm – 3:30 pm: self-portrait photography workshop with Cindy Johnson
6 pm Dinner
FRIDAY |September 6
You have the morning all to yourself on your final full day at Stripcoast, with a little time for afternoon creative play thrown into your day. Tonight is your night to shine as you share your LUXTalk! Oh, and don’t forget that low country boil…
9 am: Breakfast
1 pm: Lunch
2 pm – 3:30 pm: Surprise Guest workshop!
6 pm: Low Country Boil
8 pm: LUXTalks!
SATURDAY |September 7
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll prepare to depart by noon.
I know you’ve got some questions, so I’ve got some answers!
How much does this cost?
Price is all-inclusive, meaning the workshops, food, photo shoot, massage, and any other events are included in the price. Once you’re in the lodge, you won’t spend a dime.
All prices are per person.
5 King Solos
Want your own room? We have
5 3 remaining spots available for a gorgeous room in the beach mansion all to yourself.
You will have the option to pay in full or to take advantage of our 11 month payment plan. Your payments of $460 per month will begin in September when we open up enrollment for the retreat. Please keep in mind all deposits and payments are non-refundable, no exceptions can be made.
6 King Shared
Fine to share? We have
8 3 remaining spots available for a shared king room.
You will share a room and a bed with one other attendee. You will have the option to pay in full or to take advantage of our 11 month payment plan. Your payments of $420 per month will begin in September when we open up enrollment for the retreat. Please keep in mind all deposits and payments are non-refundable.
8 Bunk Solo
Feel like a slumber party? We have
8 4 remaining spots available in a mixed bunk room.
You will share a room with three other attendees and have your own bed. You will have the option to pay in full or to take advantage of our 11 month payment plan. Your payments of $395 per month will begin in September when we open up enrollment for the retreat. Please keep in mind all deposits and payments are non-refundable.
To join us for Stripcoast
What exactly am I paying for again?
An all-inclusive getaway featuring:
Luxurious shared accommodations
All meals fully catered
6 hours of movement + thought workshops
A 30 minute 1:1 coaching session with Lux
A private mini session photo shoot
A one-hour massage by a personal masseuse
An all-access pass to the many amenities the mansion has to offer
Mind blowing Outer Banks adventures exploring the beach, the laid back town, and watching wild horses play.
The ultimate self-care and self-empowerment week spent with awesome women encouraging one another in our greatness
…all set within a luxurious beach mansion on the Outer Banks of North Caorlina.
When does the Stripcoast retreat begin and end?
The retreat runs from Monday, September 2 to Saturday, September 7, 2019. You can arrive anytime after 4 pm onMonday but the kickoff party starts at 8 pm. After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart by 11 am on Saturday.
What can I expect from the kick-off party?
It’s time to break out that sexy dress–tonight is your chance to let loose! Get to know your new friends while sipping on a pretty cocktail, enjoying sumptuous treats, and dancing the night away. Stripcoast is a safe space where you can be yourself without worrying about judging eyes. Stripcoast is a loving environment of women lifting one another up, cheering each other on, and having the kind of fun you haven’t had since you started adulting!
What can I expect from the workshops?
Storytelling lessons that will change the way you view your history and yourself, beginner-friendly movement challenges to get you giggling, lessons in the ultimate selfie (and ass-selfie!), and the overall opportunity for fellowship and growth in a playful atmosphere. All workshops are taught by seasoned instructors in an intimate setting. Expect to create lasting friendships while you’re at it!
Who can I expect to meet at the Stripcoast?
Women from all walks of life attend my retreats, from pediatricians to morticians. Come prepared to meet some of your newest best friends from all over the country—even the world! Coming alone and worried that you’ll be the fifth wheel in a group full of already-close friends? Think again—most guests will be arriving by themselves, and will be ready to make new pals, just like you.
I'm an introvert. Will I fit in?
A number of self-proclaimed introverts attend my retreats, and these women enjoy themselves on their own terms, sometimes just chilling, enjoying the view, sometimes talking with one or two other guests, and sometimes joining in the bigger group for dance parties, movie nights, and other silliness. There is no pressure, but we’re down to hang out when and where you want! We provide optional guided activities, like game night and pool parties, for those who want a little encouragement to mingle. We also lots of time to be alone as well. This is your vacation!
I'm not a dancer. Will I fit in?
You do not have to be a dancer of any type to attend my retreats. We are NOT: learning complex choreography; competing see who is the best at xyz; engaging in acrobatics. We are: dancing together with friends for fun, with no judgement and lots of laughs, as much as we want–or not. When it comes to workshops, we enjoy fun challenges for the body and mind that any person of any level of movement experience can benefit from. You need no dance technique or athletic ability to participate fully in any event at my retreats. Your ability to dance is absolutely immaterial to your good time–but if you want to grind it out the opening party–which, let’s be honest, you likely will–then please, be my guest!
What will we eat? What if I have special dietary needs?
All meals will be fully catered to suit your individual needs! Our chef will be making the meals on site and you’ll be blown away by the fresh food. You will have your choice of a vegetarian menu or a meat-eaters menu, and can also request special dietary accommodations if necessary. If you have allergies or other special eating needs, you’ll be able to let us know after you place your deposit.
What awesome amenities does the mansion offer?
Comfortable and roomy living areas
Gorgeous beach seaviews
Fully catered meals
The beach is your backyard!
What should I pack?
A lightweight backpack to take on adventures.
Bug Spray & Sunscreen
Sexy clothes/lingerie to strip out off
Party outfit for the Thursday night kick-off party
Comfortable clothes for lounging
A few pieces of lingerie (or old jeans! or a faded flannel!) for the photoshoot
Your favorite bottle of wine or liquor to share
Have you ever hosted an event like this before?
My first retreat was in April 2016, when I hosted my wildly successful first event called Stripcabin. This event was a fundraiser for my performance in Miss Pole Dance America, and operated on a more modest scale, lasting two nights and one day. Then in November 2016, I kicked off the full length Stripcabin which was a three night, three day luxury retreat including workshops, massages, food, and photography. This event was a huge success and inspired me to host even more retreats — and repeating Stripcabin in 2017 and 2018.
In June 2017, I hosted two back to back retreats in a crazy Scotish castle. In March 2018, I hosted two sessions in Costa Rica and sold out the 2019 session in a matter of hours. Stripcoast 2018 was my most initimate retreat yet though with only 12 guests focused on creating something brilliant to share with their sister attendees and the world. We’re keeping things just as intimate but upping the game just a bit for Stripcoast 2019. This event is a luxury vacation, a personal growth engine, and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bond and network with other badass women.
Women travel from all over the globe to be part of these retreats!
Where exactly is the beach mansion located?
Our beach mansion is located on the gorgeous, relaxing beaches of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We’ll have access to the entire house, pool, outdoor space, and insane beaches just steps away from the property.
How can I get to the coast?
You’ll fly into the nearest airport of Norfolk International Airport and take a quick 2 hour drive to the property. But don’t worry, we’ll provide all the details as the event approaches.
Take the risk of joining me and a dozen or so new friends for a week of creativity, growth, and adventure by the ocean, and I guarantee…
You will walk away from Stripcoast with a greater love and understanding for yourself, a family grown by a dozen or more women, memories you will forever treasure, and a frickin’ podcast featuring your story to show for it!
The investment you make in Stripoast is an investment in yourself. This is your chance to enjoy an unforgettable week of pushing your edge, laughing your ass off, and maybe sharing a good cry or two. This is your chance to make new connections with other women you respect. To feast upon delicious and healthy meals. To relax under the hands of an expert massage therapist. To feel like a goddess through the loving lens of Cindy’s camera.
When was the last time you devoted real time and energy to the cultivation of yourself?
You spend a lot of time on work, don’t you. A lot of time on your relationships. A lot of time on the laundry.
Now’s the time to spend on you.
This is your chance.
THE STRIPCOAST RETREAT IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR HOLISTIC WELL-BEING THAT YOU DESERVE, DESIRE, AND WILL NEVER FORGET.
So what are you waiting for?
Once you apply,
here’s what’s going to happen:
Lux will personally review each and every application to ensure a good mix of potential attendees who are like-minded, badass, and ready to enjoy and explore all the amazing opportunities of this retreat. Once she has a list of approved ladies, we’ll send out details on how to secure your spot. Be aware, spots will go fast. Stripcoast 2018 sold out in under 24 hours.
Once you secure your enrollment, you will receive a welcome email with additional details about the Stripcoast retreat. As the even approaches, we’ll give you all the details regarding the mansion location, directions, and travel tips.
You will also receive sign-up sheets for the photoshoot and massage schedules. Fill out your preferred time slot and leave the rest to our photographer and masseuse!
Finally, you will receive a menu selection sheet in which you select “vegetarian,” “meat-eater,” or “special dietary needs.” Here you can explain any special needs you may have (such as allergies or a gluten-free diet) to make the menu work for you.
One week before the Stripcoast retreat, you will receive a reminder email with a packing list, the address and directions (in case you lost ‘em!), and any last-minute details.
This is a one-time-only event—so don’t put it off until “next time!”
If you’ve ever dreamed of an epic getaway with likeminded friends ready for adventure; if you’ve ever wished for the time and space to devote to cultivating your best self with no interruptions; if you’ve longed for an escape from the stress of your everyday life and a chance to recharge; if you’d love to roll deep with Lux ATL for a wild week of fun and empowerment— say YES to investing in your happiness and your growth and sign up now, before spaces sell out!
“I spend a lot of time feeling like a lone, feminist wolf, and Stripcastle was one of the only places I’ve felt like I belonged, just as I am, with no need to change to make others more comfortable.
“For me, although StripCastle was literally a dream come true, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, I was also shitting my pants in the days leading up to it….But my anxieties were totally unfounded in the end. I spent Thursday night to Monday morning with some of the most beautiful, intelligent talented, and all-round badass ladies I have met in my entire life. I ate the best food, took the best workshops, had the best conversations, slept in the most comfortable bed, shared with the most beautiful room-mates…. there is not one bad thing I can say about Stripcastle. I came back a changed woman and I am counting the days until I can do another retreat!”
“You lovely ladies have ruined me. I’ve been unhappy in my job for a while. The work environment is nice, but the work itself is draining and I dread everytime the phone rings. Nothing has made me want to take up smoking or alcoholism like these calls. I had a “plan” that was just, save money until you can switch to part-time and train full-time. But that’s vague.
So thank you for ruining me because now I want to make a real plan, with deadlines and budgets so that I can be out of here by next review period. Nothing like being one of the top tier workers that carry this department while others just watch sports all day on their monitors and maybe getting a whopping 47 cent raise every year.”
“I’ve been working on articulating my post-Stripcabin feelings, and reading all you ladies’ lovely words has definitely helped. It took a little, but I think I figured it out.
What’s stuck with me most from this weekend wasn’t just seeing all of you beautiful women in your element, though that was part of it. What I can’t seem to shake is the exquisite joy of being seen. I’ve been terrified of allowing myself to be truly seen for so long, and now I don’t think I could live any other way. It’s unmatchable. I don’t think I realized how empty I was until you, my beautiful sisters, until I danced with you, talked with you, laughed with you, cried with you, until you all saw me and I saw you in a way that left us entirely bare to each other, physically and emotionally. You have filled me and I have a well to draw from again because of you.
I love you, sisters. You have changed me. Thank you for existing and sharing your time with me.”
“Somewhere on 58 between South Boston and Danville and crying from the depths of my soul… I still haven’t words to describe what has happened to me because of Stripcabin…”
“Ladies we are all together in this…. yesterday I came home from work danced for Stephanie and had her in awe at what I learned and then I broke down into a hot mess of tears and sobs. This weekend was very emotional for all of us and I still am carrying that… I hope in the days to come we turn our sadness into positivity and make our worlds great! We were chosen from so many applicants for a reason and we just have to be thankful and apply what we learned and not let it go to waste!!!! Make a change not for anyone but yourself! I love you guys and I wish I could go back to all the hugs!”
“Even though I have been doing sex work for the past 7 years, I’m facing more and more adversity as every day goes on it seems like. And while it is true that there is nothing like being bonded through the same experiences, the fact that the vast majority of you are not sex workers did not affect the safety net that I can allow myself to rest in. I just wanted to say thank you because never in my entire life has it been easier to talk about myself and know that I was being seen and heard and even sometimes loved. THANK YOU”
“There are so many things that made this past weekend amazing! Getting turns on the pole and watching my idols dance was probably the best part for me; along with hanging out naked in the hot tub just talking about some real life shit until 5am. It was so nice being able to be surrounded by beautiful women who didn’t care about my gender or sexual orientation, but actually loved it; and that we could talk about real shit, like coming out to your family. I don’t feel I have many friends in this current stage of my life, but now I feel so close to all of you—it was life changing. Thank you for one of the best weekends I have had in a long time, love you all and can’t wait to see what’s next!”
sam buck, denver colorado
Your compliments are so dear to me, and your requests have been heard loud and clear!
At the Stripcoast retreat, expect a more intimate retreat where we go beyond movement. We’ll help you find your story, move your body, and own your unique greatness, but will moreover assist you in the completion of our creative challenge–a TED-style talk in which each guest is invited to share a grain of wisdom with the group!
So what are you waiting for? Apply for one of our remaining spots below:
See you at the Stripcoast retreat!
“Even though I have a quiet and reserved energy, I had a smile on my face 24/7 all weekend. All of you beautiful ladies made me feel so welcome and comfortable. I was very impressed by everyone’s pole skills, and I could watch Lux, Dani, and Michelle dance for hours upon hours. Really, you ladies were exquisite! The only thing that could of made it better is having more days, more lap dances, and lap dance lessons! I can’t wait until next time!”
erica acosta, lafayette, la
“First and foremost, I already miss you guys dearly. This amazing trip would not be possible without having met all of you awesome ladies! I loved the welcoming energies of everyone, the lap dances, performances, drunken debauchery, the massage, the conversations, Cards Against Humanity (brilliant idea), hot tub mishaps (LOL), and most importantly the LAUGHS! I usually act a damn fool with my silliness but I had no time simply because I was always preoccupied with gut wrenching laughter! I absolutely loved was the beautiful weather and scenery, the serene calmness of the mountains, and the exquisite cabin. I’d love to have a lesson of some sort from LUX for the next go round. However, I loved all the down time we had to chill and relax.”
mia symonette, houston, tx
“Lux has graduated from the difficult work of stripper, has kept her self esteem intact, and successfully used her hard work to begin an independent career as a bad ass! All the while, empowering other women in so many ways. She exemplifies what I dream of for so many underclass women. I am beyond thrilled to have been part of Stripcabin, which I personally view as a celebration of Lux’s new independent career. I also am also grateful to have the opportunity to have met Lindsay, the woman behind “Lux ATL.” It was also wonderful to feel successful in my own personal struggles. Women are full of body issues, and growing up in this trans body has been really painful. My body image is fairly good now, after years of hard work, and I never thought I could get where I am. It was amazing to feel the freedom to dance in a judgment free space, and it felt so good to make it rain! Massages, hot tub, dancing, Cards Against Humanity. It was all so perfect. My only wish is that it would have lasted longer.”
juno krahn, durham, nc
“I have so much Love and gratitude for all of you! When Lux invited me to come be a part of this weekend and teach a class I was completely ecstatically thrilled! Of course I adore her, she’s one of my dearest friends, and I was elated at the idea of being at Stripcabin!
But I struggle deeply with imposter syndrome and fear of success/fear of failure and I found myself incredibly fearful of not being enough or saying enough or doing enough or teaching enough to make my presence worth it for all of you. I was excited to give you as much as I could and I hope that I did that. What I didn’t realize until I was in the midst of it was that I was going to have to do all the same things that you were going to have to do. I am used to giving that as much as I can to all of my students and the people around me, but I’m not used to receiving it in return. And not necessarily because people don’t try. I have a really hard time allowing myself to be nurtured from others and allowing myself to break down as needed as well. So thank you so much to all of you for accepting my love and my teachings but also making me feel safe to be vulnerable and to cry and to share with you as well. I love all of you so much! And I look forward to next time! Thank you!”