Welcome! I'm Amanda, and I'm so glad you're here.
In our busy lives, it can be so easy to forget to center our own pleasure. The Pleasure Foundation is here to offer that community where you matter, your pleasure matters, and less is more.
The Pleasure Foundation is a space dedicated to cultivating your sexual aliveness, sensuality, and nervous system regulation.
You'll enjoy monthly Pleasure Rituals guided by me and my guests, as well as community support, live events, and much more.
A simple way to practice regularly supporting your pleasure and nourishment.
Monthly intentions, journaling prompts, and oracle spreads
One 60 minute breathwork practice per month
One 60 min embodied pleasure practice per month
In our hectic lives, it's hard to carve out time to nourish our pleasure, even when we know how important and impactful it can be.
Pleasurable activity is proven to inhibit anxiety responses in the brain.
Our culture is riddled with stress, and when we take time to marinate in what feels good, and let our body process all it is holding, we feel more content, present, and capable of handling all that is on our plate.
As we spend time with ourselves, we peel back the layers of negativity and judgement that can keep us from truly loving ourselves, our bodies, and trusting we are enough just as we are, enabling new habits of kindness and compassion to enter the picture. No more harsh inner critic running the show. Instead you'll feel more connected to yourself, more comfortable in your skin, and more compassionate towards yourself and your experiences.
Our connection to our sensations takes ordinary experiences into rituals of gratitude and aliveness. Being very aware of your senses – your sense of touch, smell or taste – is a portal into trance-like flow states, also activating all parts of your brain so you can fully be present in the moments of your life.
A regular practice devoted to your pleasure creates more sexual pleasure as well! Both pain and pleasure are first perceived in the amygdala, the part of the brain dedicated to emotional extremes, fight/flight, survival.
Pleasure and pain originate in the nucleus accumbens, just below the level of thought.
There are values placed upon sensation mingled with emotion and thoughts, so when we have a sensation, that triggers an emotional response, which triggers whether we feel pleasure or pain.
The good news is that our brains are able to be rewired.
We can rewire our brains to feel more pleasure.
The more we engage in pleasurable experiences, the easier it is for our nervous system to default to regulation! This means less stress, more pleasure, more desire , and better sex and orgasms too!
Fun and play are at the heart of this work - making it enjoyable makes it doable.
My Dad always told me I was a balloon looking for a party, and I love to infuse my practices with gentleness, wisdom, and playfulness!
Here you'll be able to celebrate what feels good with other amazing souls who also want to celebrate their joy and pleasure. And the community aspect of this work is so healing. Shame dissolves in the light. When we gather to celebrate pleasure - it's a powerful and healing experience!!
We can use our pleasure to nourish our well being. Yes- it's true you can use these practices to go from feeling overwhelmed, to feeling regulated, calm, more creative, and more present.
It's not our fault we were never taught the proper anatomy of pleasure! Here you can learn more about what it takes to feel good and what you enjoy based on your unique pleasure profile.
Taking what you've learned and actually putting it to practice!
Repetition is what builds new neural pathways to pleasure, we need to practice so we can more easily default to pleasure.
And being celebrated and encouraged along your pleasure journey by supportive like minded peers eliminates shame and guilt for putting yourself first.
"Practices with Amanda are a fun, sexy and empowering time. I love her incorporation of pleasure, movement, sensuality and healing practices. The way she guides you is so supportive, gentle and encouraging. I love how the energy increases in the group setting and by having Amanda hold space for my unfolding of pleasure and personal evolution.
I feel so deliciously relaxed and refreshed afterward I wish I could work with her everyday!"
"I wanted to feel more in my body. I was looking to experience more pleasure in my every day and be more keenly aware of my emotions and what I feel in my body.
Now I feel like have more tools and resources to understand when my old habits are creeping in or I am feeling shut down. I am able to tap into the different layers of myself to uncover why I feel the way I do and what I can do to feel more tuned in and turned on to myself.
I recommend Amanda to anyone who wants to get their spark back, come home more to who they are, and revel in the beauty of themselves every day."
"Amanda brings her deep expertise and many gifts and creates a unique experience for each participant, yet also offers an open, supportive community environment. I felt encouraged and inspired to go within and take ownership for my deepest desire, which is to become my best, healthiest self, feeling alive, energized and empowered. Amanda guided me to take ownership for this and truly step into my power to manifest this. And I came to understand that, even now, I am perfect and can create my reality. Thank you Amanda!"
"Safe, Loving and Non-Judgemental."
Amanda Testa is an incredible coach with a gigantic heart. Every time we have done a pleasure session together, the awkwardness and discomfort I have felt around my sexuality melts away, and I am able to surrender into deep states of pleasure within my body.
She holds a kind, compassionate, and gentle space, that always feels safe, completely loving, and non-judgmental. I would absolutely recommend Amanda to anyone who is interested in deepening their relationship to their sexuality and especially exploring the jade egg!
"Body Nourishing, Heart Awakening."
Amanda’s practices are body nourishing, soul stirring, heart awakening journeys that always leave me feeling more calm, empowered and delightfully alive. Having Amanda hold space for me to take this much needed but sometimes hard to find time for myself is priceless.
I have experienced profound shifts in awakening and understanding my sexuality. I feel more connected to my body and more vibrant and alive. I understand the deep unconscious patterning from my religious upbringing which has caused me to shutdown my authentic sexual expression. Bringing compassionate awareness to this patterning has helped me reawaken my true self and my sexual desire. I'm so grateful for our time together!
Amanda Testa is a trusted healer, coach, and guide who’s served hundreds of clients over the years with masterful skills in coaching, pleasure embodiment, and somatic trauma resolution.
After thousands of hours of training in trauma informed sex and relationship coaching, tantric sex coaching, energy healing, somatic trauma resolution, breathwork, yoni egg coaching and more, she’s seen time and time again the magic and wisdom of our bodies.
We all have the ability to return to our blueprint of health, aliveness, pleasure and sovereignty, and you can too.
With her powerful, loving and gentle support her clients find their desire and pleasure again, find safety and bliss in their bodies, and remember they are enough just as they are.
With 2 classes per month, you'll have the time to drop into your pleasure, without adding too much to your plate.
Be held in your commitment to centering your pleasure, with a powerful community of like minded peers
Giving yourself this gift to drop into your connection with yourself, your body, and your pleasure is priceless.
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Pay in full yearly membership
I highly recommend Amanda Testa and any of her programs, teachings and coaching. She holds this highly intelligent space that is deeply informed by her experiences as a wife, as a mother, and as a woman. And she combines that with this incredible feeling of unconditional love and support and profound softness. So if you have the chance to work with her, she is one of our most talented and skilled graduates that we have seen in over eight years of running our VITA coaching program, and I highly recommend anything and everything that she does.
Founder of the VITA™ Method
"In coming out of the Covid quarantine life, I was feeling isolated, unmotivated, with low energy and libido.
When I begin to feel this way, somehow Amanda Testa always has the perfect practice to get me invigorated and ignited again. She invited me to join a group called “blood, breath, and belonging.”
This was the third group that I trustingly followed Amanda into (the others being Find Your Feminine Fire and her monthly Full Moon Circle).
For each one, I always start by feeling way out of my comfort level, nervous, and a little intimidated. But, immediately, Amanda’s disarming and charming style welcomes and warms me.
She has a unique talent in guiding you to a deeper connection with your self. Her own vulnerability and truth shines through her lessons, making the material accessible and relatable even to those earliest in their journey of self care, discovery and love.
At the end of each of these programs, I have learned to unlock something within myself, de-condition some thinking that held me back, and further strengthen my intuition. Every single time I work with Amanda, I grow.
For any of my friends ever looking to light themselves up again, develop more intimate relationships, or deepen their connection to their partner, I always recommend Amanda. She is a true game changer for bringing enjoyment back into your life."
What if I can't make the live session?
All calls will be recorded and posted within 24-48 hours on the course portal.
What is the commitment?
Join for a 3 month, 6 month, or year commitment, you can cancel anytime with 30 days notice. When you cancel you will lose access to the membership, so you won't be able to access content unless you are a current paid member.
What is the schedule?
The live practices are 2x a month on Tuesdays at 11AM MST. The calls are 60 mins, and the upcoming dates are:
1/31/23, 2/14 and 2/28, 3/14 and 3/21, 4/11 and 4/25, 5/9 and 5/23, 6/6 and 6/20, 7/11 and 7/25, 8/8 and 8/22, 9/12 and 9/26, 10/10 and 10/24, 11/7 and 11/21,12/5 and 12/19.
*note dates are subject to change
What about privacy?
(I don’t want anyone to know I’m doing this.) Don't worry, your privacy is protected. Everything is confidential. Also, yes, we are addressing sexuality, but all your practices are done on your own in the privacy of your home.
Who is this for?
If you're new to exploring pleasure, or if you're a seasoned pleasure connoisseur looking to deepen your practice, this is the place for you. All calls will have tiers so you can engage the practice in a way that feels doable to you, honoring yourself and your body's wisdom above any invitation I may offer. The goal is to make pleasure easy and accessible for you no matter where you are on your journey.
Our stance on inclusivity.
All femme identified folks are welcome. We stand for equality + equity of all peoples inclusive of races, genders, and sexual orientations. In such, we are committed to and actively engaged in our anti-racist work and intersectional feminism journeys. As we circle together, we will intentionally co-create more conscious, welcoming, inclusive spaces. At the same time I have the lived experience of a white cis hetero woman who has lived a pretty privileged life, and while I continue to do my personal work I'm always open to feedback and if I do anything that causes harm I'm committed to open to a conversation and devoting resources to handling it in a way that honors and supports your experience.
What will I need for the practices?
Ideally you will have a private, quiet space for the practices. Nothing else is required. However, you may desire additional tools such as a jade egg, and skin friendly oil. We will answer any questions and provide resources for additional tools in advance of our opening circle
What if I have more questions?
"After experiencing her magic in the Find Your Feminine Fire course, I felt more connected than ever to my own power as a woman to seduce, receive, and love the world to life. With Amanda, her presence is her power. You have to be inside a space she creates to know the full transforming energy of this woman!”
"Having benefited immensely from Amanda’s support I can confirm that her method is genius. I feel more deeply cared for, care for myself more and indeed this allows space for me to be fully feminine. I highly recommend Amanda and her work. If you are stuck, this is the way forward."
Andrea Balboni, Lush Coaching
"I was a little anxious at first to do the work, but Amanda provided space, tools and coaching to get it done. This work has changed my life - I feel so much more empowered and radiant - I am so grateful for Amanda to offer these services. I also really liked that the calls were on Zoom as they were very convienant and I was super comfortable being able to have the call from my house. If you are looking to change your life for the better - connect with Amanda!! "
“Amanda Testa is one of the most sensuous and generous women that I have ever known. I jumped into her program not knowing quite what to expect, but wanting some of whatever she was having! The experience delighted me at every turn, not only offering the opportunity to dive under the surface with a group of women each week and to learn practices for enhancing feminine presence and pleasure but also providing a treasury of resources for deepening and expanding on the experience over time. FYFF was everything I might have hoped for and so much more."
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