The Journey 

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Mission

To empower every person to actively be involved in their growth and healing process. We engage in Breath work, Meditation, Yoga, and a nutrition dense way of living as an Integrative approach to provide high quality care and community.

Core Values 

BOLDNESS

Thinking outside the box from traditional & conservative health systems. Balancing bravery with a result-driven mentality to ensure our service offered has a direct impact

Collaboration

Working together with wellness advocates and creatives to give rise to abundance in their community 

Education

We invest in further education & certifications through our scholarship that helps pioneer a quest to knowledge and understanding

Innovation

Focused on an integrative approach to helping people heal from chronic illnesses 

Openness

We are forward-thinking and actively looking for new solutions to long-lasting problems, especially in healthcare

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Talk to Shionta About:

Running, Plant Based Eating, Marriage as a Nursepreneur, Giant Schnauzers 

Current Readings:

Sacred Woman by Queen Afua 

Cured by Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, M.D. 

Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter

Meditation for the Love of It by Sally Kempton 

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Shionta Jones

                                                              Owner and Founder of

Shades of Health ®, Registered Adult Hematology-Oncology nurse of 13 years, Growth & Healing Activist, and Yoga Teacher. 

 

She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Hampton University in 2008 and started her career at the world renowned 

Johns Hopkins Hospital. Attempting to find balance with work and her personal life; she was able to utilize tools that were introduced to her by fellow nurses. One of those tools was yoga. Shionta first experienced yoga in the form of Bikram in 2010, but resisted it for 2 years. Shionta then made a transition to Orlando, FL in 2012 where she was re-introduced to yoga. After 3 years of practicing, she explored learning more by completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2015 under the guidance of Ravenflower.

 

Her experiences as an Oncology nurse kindled her passion for yoga even more through the opportunities of teaching to her patients and team members of various world-class hospital facilities. Shionta incorporates her skill set as a nurse and yoga practitioner to work with every ‘body’ type including students that have chronic illnesses. She has worked with UF Health Cancer Center of Orlando Health’s Integrative Medicine team, Northside Hospital's Pastoral Care, Georgia Tech’s Horizon Enrichment program, Black Nurses Association, The Wellness Sanctuary Inc., Black Women Who Plan and Create, and with UCLA Outpatient nursing staff. In addition to her dedication to Black Girls Run organization as a member and former Orlando co-ambassador; she was invited to share her practice at Sweat With Your Sole 2016 & 2019 conference as a public speaker and yoga teacher.

 

She completed an advanced-300 hour yoga teacher training with focus in Tantra, Dynamic Alignment, and Ayurveda Full Spectrum Living under the guidance of Gina Minyard. In addition to her continuing education, Shionta studied The Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga under the guidance of Amanda Trevelino.

She continues to lead her Sacred offering called

'Yoga for Recovery from Chronic Illness' with emphasis on the Pranakriya Approach to Yin Yoga. Shionta has been recognized  for her accomplishments by Black Girls Run, the Black Yoga Teacher Alliance, Voyage Atlanta and Los Angeles Magazine. She has made an appearance on many media platforms including Mediocre to Masterful, Mindfully Integrative, and Blind Guy, His Wife, Their Life to discuss finding freedom & healing in Yoga, running and living a plant based lifestyle.

Shionta has recently been accepted into UCLA MSN/APRN Nurse Practitioner Program where she will not only pursue her Master's but her Doctorate in Nurse Practice as an Integrative Family Nurse Practitioner. She believes that by getting to the root of the person inside the patient/student and meeting them where they are, we can do more than offer a few months of limited life and instill hope back into the mind of the hopeless. She wants to open people to the qualities of what life has to offer by helping people recover from Chronic Disease and by helping the body return to a natural state and releasing what is blocking them from healing.