Cory Muscara

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Cory Muscara is the founder and head teacher at 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. In addition to his mindfulness training,Cory is a certified Integrative Health Coach through Duke Integrative Medicine, a 200-Hour Yoga certified yoga teacher, an Ericksonian Hypnotist and NLP practitioner, and he holds a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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, as well as faculty at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, where he is an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program under Dr. Martin Seligman. Cory has lectured and taught mindfulness for Prudential Insurance, NYU's popular "Science of Happiness" course, MBA students at the Wharton Business School, Stony Brook University Hospital, and more. He regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation

Cory's teachings and work with clients stem from a deep passion for helping others, and personal experience with the transformative power of mindfulness, coaching, and positive psychology. He looks forward to helping you realize the same benefits he and his students have come to experience through this work.

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Check out a recent article by Cory in Mindful Schools.

Cory Muscara on Dr. Oz in 2014