My name is Candace “Coach Felyne” Liger. I am black, queer, mother of 2 originally from Greenville, MS who identifies as a bonafide "Body Enthusiast." I’ve always been inspired by the experiences we hold within our bodies. I have over 10 years of experience as a NASM fitness and movement trainer, national performance artist, BDSM/Kink Coach, and award-winning activist.
In 2012, I created JahRation Nation Dance Fitness, a Dancehall and Afrobeats inclusive fitness program that encourages us to take up all the space with our whole bawdy. I am the cohost of Decolonizing Fitness podcast, a social justice conscious platform redefining fitness and making it accessible to all bodies. My signature 90 Day Fortify Fitness Program focuses on building strength, connectivity, and power to our forever evolving bodies.
As a BDSM/KINK coach, I have been featured as a TedX Speaker, Sex on Stage (FL), Sex Down South (ATL), Black Love Convergence (NC), Vino & Vulvas (NC) and I've hosted numerous workshops across the nation centering radical consent and using kink as a healing, exploratory practice.To combine the worlds of kink and fitness, I developed Felyne Fetish Fitness - a workout experience embedded with consensual power dynamics at play.
When I'm not moving my body around enthusiastically, I am working on our latest campaign, #ConsentConscious Project, to advocate for more comprehensive, pleasure informed consent education. Lastly, I am the founder of the Center for Body Autonomy - helping bodies thrive towards wellness, pleasure, and liberation.
My work is rooted in teaching us how to connect to our fullest selves, fortify our bodies, be intentional with self- care practices, and liberate towards pleasurable living. As a graduate from the National Organization of Victim Advocates, along with my extensive work as a DVSA grassroots organizer, my work is trauma-informed and supports skills to recognize physiological triggers as useful information to access our own healing.