Kenneth Toy (Swami Jayananda) is the founder of Institute for Personal Development, Inc. He is an independent scholar who earned the title of Swami in the Kriya Yoga lineage and is also a Certified Professional Astrologer. He has been living, practicing and teaching the mystical sciences for over 37 years. He worked for 20 years in the building trades while learning the mystical sciences. He is a Steamfitter of local 638 in NYC and a certified welder. He says "fusion of metal and fusion of consciousness are identical. Just as the atom imitates the solar system, the small and the simple explains the large and the complex." He developed the Transformational Lifestyle Program on the subways of NYC where all of his senses were violated. He says, "During those years in NY, I figured out the mystery of life and applied the theory. I empowered myself to shape my inner state of being to fit the demands of my external environment. Self-control and self-mastery is the foundation of this program and Kriya Yoga."