Candace "Coach Felyne" Liger (she/they) is a NASM fitness and movement coach, national performance artist, BDSM/Kink Coach, educator, and award-winning activist.

She is the creator of JahRation Nation Dance Fitness, a Dancehall and Afrobeats inclusive fitness program that encourages us to take up all the space with our whole bawdy. Her signature 90 Day Fortify Fitness Program focuses on building strength, connectivity, and power to our forever evolving bodies.

As an erotic educator, she has been featured at Sex on Stage (FL), Sex Down South (ATL), Black Love Convergence (NC), Woodhull Foundation for Sexual freedom and more, along with having hosted numerous workshops across the nation centering radical consent and using kink as a healing, exploratory practice.

To blend her fitness education with her unique experiences as a BDSM/KINK Coach, she created Felyne Fetish Fitness - a workout experience designed for the motivated and kinky.

When she is not mothering her two galactical giants (which is always), she is the founder of the Center for Body Autonomy, formerly Project Blackbird, a digital advocacy organization that inspires and advocates for the collective pleasure, wellness, and liberation of black communities. Their latest campaign #ConsentConscioususes art, education, and digital media strategy to uplift comprehensive, trauma-informed consent education to support our overall health, pleasure, and safety.

She graduated from the National Organization of Victims' Advocates in 2020 and uses her extensive work as a grassroots advocate to create trauma=informed approaches to wellness and pleasure.

Candace featured and recognized by For Harriet, YWCA, National Organization of Women, ACLU, TV One, and many others.


Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Women of Impact Award – Women of Color Expo

  • 2016 Women of Wisdom and Intellect Award – Zeta Phi Beta

  • 2016 Woman of Action Award- National Organization for Women

  • 2017 Social Justice Activator Award- YWCA of Oklahoma

  • 2017 Angie Lebo Civil Libertarian Award - ACLU of Oklahoma

Social media:

Decolonizing Fitness Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/decolonizingfitness

Instagram: @CandaceLiger & @JahRationNation @ CoachFelyne (Kink Centered Page)

Project Blackbird Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectblackbirdokc/