Adventures In Mindfulness ~

Your journey toward wellness

April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Take charge, and regain mental clarity as you embark on a weekend-long journey to discover the life-changing benefits of living mindfully. Learn from the nation’s leading mindfulness experts featured on The Doctor Oz Show and The Today Show! Plus, attend inspiring workshops in stress reduction, yoga, organic gardening and more. 


Keynote Speaker: Cory Muscara
Founder, Long Island Center of Mindfulness

“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



Friday, April 27

  • 6:00 PM – 6:45PM Registration
  • 7:00 PM – Reception and Preview of Weekend
    Guided Visualization and Ice Breaker – How to make the most of this weekend
    Cory Muscara, Long Island Center for Mindfulness – Facilitator

Saturday, April 28

  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Yoga or Guided Walk
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Continental breakfast & Juicing demonstration 
    Thomas Raymond, Executive Chef Oglebay Resort
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Mindfulness: Shifting from Surviving to Thriving 
    Overview:  Mindfulness meditation is a form of mental fitness. It is a practice we can utilize to optimize our brain in ways that improve our health, focus, clarity, relaxation, productivity and joy.
    Cory Muscara, Long Island Center for Mindfulness – Key Note
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Non-Food Break
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – The Benefits of Organic Food, Meal Planning & Nutrition 
    The focus of this workshop will encompass the interconnectivity between the health and energy of the soil and organic foods with the overall health of individuals. A food demo using locally grown organic produce will be shared.
    Stephanie Wharton, Stephanie Wharton Wellness & Danny Swann, Grow Ohio Valley
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Lunch  on own and Free time
  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Mindfulness Interventions, Stress Reduction and Health
    Overview:  Recently there has been significant interest in mindfulness training interventions, with some promising health benefits in initial randomized controlled trials. But little is known about how these programs might impact health. In this talk David describes initial health benefits of mindfulness interventions, and presents a series of studies he is conducting that depict how mindfulness interventions get under the skin to influence health.
    David Creswell, Associate Professor of Psychology: Carnegie Mellon University – Featured Speaker
  • Free Time
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Interactive Pre-dinner Conversation
    Cory Muscara, Long Island Center for Mindfulness – Facilitator
  • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner – Mindfulness Take-a-Ways
    Cory Muscara, Long Island Center for Mindfulness – Facilitator
  • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Musical Entertainment
    Ezra Hamilton

Sunday, April 28

  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Yoga or guided walk 
  • 9:30 AM – Continental Breakfast 
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – A Celebration of Life; Dedication to Self-Giving 
    Rev. Bob Willits Ecumenical Service
  • 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM –Thanks
    Cory Muscara, Long Island Center for Mindfulness
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM –Wrap Up: Incorporating Mindfulness into your everyday: Home | Family | Work
    Stephanie Wharton



Retreat Weekend Pass- $150 per person

*Price is inclusive of taxes and fees and includes retreat programming, including opening reception. Weekend Pass does not include overnight accommodations.

Opening Reception Pass- $25 per person

*Price is inclusive of taxes and fees, and includes opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar featuring a presentation by Mindfulness teacher, speaker, and coach Cory Muscara. 

Saturday Programming- $50 per person

*Price is inclusive of taxes and fees, and includes morning session, breakfast workshop, Keynote presentation by Cory Muscara, afternoon session with David Creswell. 

Saturday Programming with Dinner- $100 per person

*Price is inclusive of taxes and fees, and includes morning session, breakfast workshop, Keynote presentation by Cory Muscara, afternoon session with David Creswell, dinner, musical entertainment. 

Sunday Programming- $25 per person

*Price is inclusive of taxes and fees, and includes morning session, continental breakfast, ecumenical service, wrap up.

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Packages from $299 per person

Accommodations available in Wilson Lodge or Oglebay Cottages

Includes two-night stay (April 27 & 28) and the Adventures in Mindfulness retreat programming. 

*Package is priced per person, based on double occupancy. Price is inclusive of taxes and fees. Upgrades to West Wing and Lakeside are available for an additional $25 per adult, per room, per night. Minimum of two persons per bedroom.

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