The Journey 

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Shionta Jones

Shades of Health

Inspires transformation in the heart & mind and collaborates with wellness advocates and creatives to give rise to abundance in their community. Shades of Health offers classes with emphasis in Yin Yoga & Alignment Based Yoga, provides unique opportunities for Registered Yoga Teachers who need continuing education hours, offers scholarships to aspiring yoga teachers to pursue yoga teacher training and donates to the National MPS Society for families and children who are challenged with rare genetic conditions.

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                                                              Owner and Founder of

Shades of Health ®, Hematology-Oncology nurse of 13 years and certified yoga teacher from Southern Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Hampton University in 2008 and started her career at the world renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Attempting to find balance with work and her personal life, Shionta 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.

 

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 hospital facilities. Shionta incorporates her skill set as a nurse and yoga practitioner to work with every ‘body’ type including students that have cancer, rare genetic conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, acute and chronic pain, mental imbalances, anxiety and depression. 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 fellow teachers at the Dirty South Yoga Festival. 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 conference in Atlanta, GA and also at SWYS 2019 conference in Charlotte, NC not only as a teacher but also a public speaker.

 

She completed

an advanced-300 hour yoga teacher training and continues to lead workshops, meditation, self care seminars and yoga classes with emphasis on Alignment Based Yoga and 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 and made an appearance on podcasts Mediocre to Masterful and Mindfully Integrative to discuss finding freedom in Yoga. She has grown through many setbacks throughout her journey but she continues to explore collaborating with herself in order to serve well in collaborating with others.

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.