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Seminars and Professional Development

Seminars for schools, businesses, and community Adult Programs

Too frequently, and meaning well, we tend to everyone's needs but our own.  Consequently, we commonly suffer from stress-related illnesses such as digestive disorders, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, et cetera.  

But we don't have to. 

FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF:  Marney and her team of educators have authored professional development that addresses the social-emotional needs of teachers in managing their job stress and enjoying maximum well-being.  Marney reaches beyond the Growth Mindset and extends to the Benefit Mindset: wanting to be our best not only for ourselves, but for our world.  

(Saturday and summer programs) 

FOR STUDENTS:  Marney has also developed a mindfulness component for advisory programs which explains how to guide students in self-administering biofeedback, discovering, and connecting with their emotions.  Through this program, students use their biofeedback to become empowered and thrive in the stressful emotional landscape of adolescence.  Reaching beyond the Growth Mindset, Marney emphasizes Carol Dweck's life-changing Benefit Mindset that if we strive to be our best, it benefits not only us, but  our community, and our world 

(Saturday and summer program for teacher implementation)


The Missing User's Manual: Ever wish your body had a user's manual, telling you how to put together your nutrition in a way that met your needs, and delighted your taste buds?  This seminar is it.  This hour-long program reveals simple, practical information on how to get healthier in a realistic, easy-to-implement manner.   The effect of nutrition and stress on wellness and weight management are demystified.  Learn the difference between wishes and goals, and finally achieve what you never thought was possible.

Additional seminar topics include:

Eat a Rainbow: Vitamins & Minerals, and Where to Find Them

FitBit Foolery: At 12,000 Steps a Day, Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Ease Your Way Through Menopause: Solutions at the End of Your Fork

Epigenetics: The Effects of Nutrition on Gene Expression

Inflammation: Reversing the Root of Disease

Leaky Gut: Brain Drain?

Reset Your Health: Detoxing Body & Home


A wellness seminar is a very concrete way to show appreciation for your management and staff, and also build camaraderie!  Despite the stresses of corporate or small business life, it's still possible to make time for relaxing mindfulness and biofeedback, learn about (and taste!)  healthy, delicious foods and how to prepare them, and start a fitness program appropriate to anybody's needs.   Experience an afternoon of teambuilding, and the benefits of increased wellness, and gratitude.

(4 hour weekend program)


MARNEY WHITE is a middle school Science Teacher, a Certified Health Coach, and an author of "Healthy Body, Happy Life".  She has written for "Total Health for Longevity Magazine, and has been a guest on the Metro Holistic Show as a wellness expert.  She is currently a Master's Degree student at Brooklyn College.

AMY LAUX is a Physical Education Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer, and Nutritionist.   Amy is a life-long runner and athlete.

Marney and her team would love to bring their programs to your school.   Administrators, ask us how to get our workshops funded.  


Marney White, urban middle school science teacher, Certified Health Coach

Marney White, urban middle school science teacher, Certified Health Coach

Professional Development Testimonials

Herbaceous PDs

  • "Boy was I eager and excited that Ms. White was doing a presentation about mindfulness.  Her demonstration of the finger holds for stress relief was enlightening.  Ms. White's willingness to share with the staff of PS/IS 377 was both encouraging and well-received."  Sonia Medina, Para Professional
  • "I liked learning about the EWG's Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen.  I never knew!"
  • "I found the discussion about protein, and good vs. harbful carbs informative." 
  • "I loved learning about the benefits of dark green leafy veggies, and the effects of cortisol from stress."
  • "The workshop was very organized and informative.  It gave us useful strategies that we can utilize in and out of the classroom."
  • "Marney White's de-stressing workshop brought a new aura to our school.  I observed that, before the workshop, people were stressed on so many levels....  After Marney unleashed her...de-stressing techniques, it has brought a more peaceful aura to our workplace.  As for me, I was reminded to use some techniques I had long abandoned."  Carlos Castro, Science Teacher
  • "Macros explained - great!"
  • "As teachers, it goes without saying that we constantly feel some kind of stress....  However, we often don't know how to handle that stress....  The Mindfulness for the Classroom PD provided me with strategies to help cope with stress.  Specifically, I was taught ways to incorporate finger holds and breathing techniques to manage daily stress.  I loved these two methods because they're simple and can literally be incorporated AS I'M TEACHING!!  After utilizing these strategies, I realized that the students benefit as well because I can better tackle issues as they arise - a less stressed teacher = a happier classroom, and happier students!  The PD was beyond appreciated - I can't wait until the next one to see what else I can do to cope with my daily stressors! " - Matthew Bashore, Social Studies Teacher
  • "Now I know about good carbs vs. bad carbs!"
  • "I came away with great ideas for how to beat sugar cravings!"
  • "I'm constantly on a diet and I learned I am eating the wrong types of foods."
  • "Marney explained a very interesting stress management technique....I found her PD to be very valuable for the staff and students who have used it...because (many of) our students need to learn how to more positively de-stress through their mind-body connection...this was useful for teachers as well .... This technique can be useful when we find ourselves in high-anxiety situations.  It made me realize how important it is to connect my feelings and thoughts.  The handouts she provided were another useful resource that were greatly appreciated! "
  • "The recipe ideas were helpful, (and so was) the suggestion to schedule...relaxation."
  • "I found the goal setting information helpful."

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New York, NY, United States

(917) 499-2744