Adventures in Mindfulness

April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Your weekend begins with a reception on the West Spa Patio. Watch the sunset while meeting your fellow adventurers and the specialists who will teach you ways to recharge and refocus your energies with small lifestyle enhancements that can be incorporated into your everyday life.



Keynote Speaker: Cory Muscara
Mindfulness: Shifting from Surviving to Thriving

“Cory is one of the nation’s leading experts in mindfulness meditation.”

                                                -Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show


Cory is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness. He has extensive professional training in a variety of mindfulness programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Schools, and Search Inside Yourself.  In 2012, he spent six months in silent meditation living as a Buddhist monk in Burma. He is a 200-hour certified hatha yoga instructor, NLP & Ericksonian Hypnosis practitioner, and Duke integrative health coach.

Cory currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches mindfulness to school leaders and principals, and is an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his graduate work. Cory has presented mindfulness to organizations such as Prudential, Johnson & Johnson, Travelers, and Colgate; universities such as NYU, Wharton Business School, and Dartmouth; a number of hospitals and healthcare systems in the New York area; and he regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation.

Visit to learn more about Cory.


Featured Speaker: David Creswell
Carnegie Mellon Associate Professor of Psychology

David’s research focuses broadly on understanding what makes people resilient under stress. Specifically, he conducts community intervention studies, laboratory studies of stress and coping, and neuroimaging studies to understand how various stress management strategies alter coping and stress resilience. For example, he is currently working on studies that test how mindfulness meditation training impacts the brain, peripheral stress physiological responses, and stress-related disease outcomes in at-risk community samples. David also explores how the use of simple strategies (self-affirmation, rewarding activities, cognitive reappraisal) can buffer stress and improve problem-solving under pressure.

David has made some recent research forays into other areas, such as in describing the role of unconscious processes in learning and decision making, developing new theory and research on behavioral priming, and in building a new field of health neuroscience.


David Creswell in the press:

New York Times February 18, 2016: How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

See David on the March 29, 2016 episode of The Today Show

Recipient of the American Psychosomatic Society 2017 Herbert Weiner Early Career Award



Friday, April 27
Welcome Reception
Keynote address by Cory Muscara
Expert Meet & Greet


Saturday, April 28
Morning Session
Breakfast Workshop
Juicing Demonstration
Afternoon Session with David Creswell
Dinner with presentation by Cory Muscara


Sunday, April 28
Morning Session
Ecumenical Service
Wrap Up