Cory Muscara is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness, where he utilizes his extensive professional training in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Integrative Health Coaching to facilitate a client's creation of, and movement toward, their optimal vision of health and wellbeing.
Cory has undergone professional training to integrate mindfulness within healthcare, schools, and businesses, through teacher training programs in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UMass Medical School with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindful Schools, Search Inside Yourself, and Breathworks Chronic Pain. He has completed his Integrative Health Coach training at Duke Integrative Medicine, his 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification, and holds a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania, where he now serves as an Assistant Instructor.
In 2012, Cory spent six months in silence practicing mindfulness meditation 14+ hours a day as a Buddhist Monk in Southeast Asia. The experience taught him how powerful mindfulness can be as a transformative practice for cultivating greater peace, clarity, wisdom, and wellbeing in one's life, and became the inspiring force behind his mission to share this work with others.
He currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College, offering self-awareness training for over 150 Principals at the Summer Principals Academy masters program. He has been featured on News 12 Long Island discussing mindfulness and regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation. Cory has lectured and taught mindfulness for NYU's "Science of Happiness" course, MBA students at the Wharton Business School of University of Pennsylvania, Stony Brook University Hospital, and more.