About the Author

Jaki Nett, M.A., wrote A Crack in the Mask: The Felt Sense Method® based on her personal experience as a woman who has endured urinary incontinence and devised a practical method for regaining control of her bladder.

Jaki, a former Playboy Bunny who became a college instructor and an international yoga instructor and author, was born in Mississippi in 1944. In 1967, she became a Playboy Bunny, one of the first women of color to do so. During her nearly 12 years of Bunnydom, she turned to modeling, and for three seasons in the 1970s appeared regularly on the TV show "Love American Style." During her tenure as a Bunny, Jaki earned an AA in theater arts, a BA in interior design and art, and discovered yoga, leading to her lifetime career as an Iyengar yoga teacher. Jaki also has a master's degree in humanistic psychology and has taught at Santa Rosa Junior College in California, focusing on Psychology of Identity. Jaki has earned the Iyengar Yoga Certification Level, Intermediate Senior I.

At present, Jaki is a faculty member of the Advanced Studies Program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She also teaches public yoga classes and workshops in San Francisco, St. Helena, and other locations in the United States and in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England, and South Africa.

For many years, Jaki carried large and painful uterine fibroids, which caused her to develop acute incontinence. Because of her personal need for physical and psychological healing, Jaki pioneered, through her study of psychology, anatomy, and yoga, a way to remedy weakened pelvic floor muscles: the Felt Sense Method®. This systematic approach to awareness and strengthening of the muscles of the pelvic floor brings consciousness and strength back to the pelvic area. In addition to remedying incontinence, The Felt Sense Method®, in its restoration and strengthening of lax pelvic floor muscles, can also result in an increase of sexual fulfillment for women. For men, practice of The Felt Sense Method® can lead to greater erection control.

For over a decade, Jaki has been making a difference for women suffering from conditions resulting from a weak pelvic floor. Jaki helps women to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles and to gain the control offered by a healthy pelvic floor, whether the weakness is due to uterine fibroids, obesity, pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation, sexual abuse, or extreme pressure produced from heavy lifting.

Jaki lives in the Napa Valley with her husband, and is the mother of an adult son.