An international speaker and teacher on the topics of mindfulness and positive psychology, Cory is passionate about helping people find real peace. He believes that when people are deeply fulfilled, they are a better force in the world for other beings, the environment, and their communities.
A graduate of the 2-year Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training, Cory has several years of extensive professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); certification with Mindful Schools and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI); and training in Mindfulness-Based Inquiry, Breathworks Chronic Pain with Vidyamala Burch, and trauma-informed mindfulness through the Trauma Institute led by Bessel Van der Kolk. He is a 200-hour hatha yoga teacher, certified NLP & Eriksonian Hypnosis practitioner, an Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine, and most recently completed a 6-month relational meditation training in “circling” through Circling Europe.
Cory Muscara, MAPP
"Cory is one of the nation's leading experts in
-Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
In 2012, Cory spent 6 months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours each day, and now aims to bring the teachings of mindfulness to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations and the general public. For the past few years, he has taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University and currently serves as an assistant instructor for the positive psychology graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his graduate work. He has been featured multiple times on the Dr. Oz show, is a teacher on the Simple Habit and 10% Happier meditation apps, and his meditations have been heard more than 6 million times in over 50 countries.