Shionta Pumphrey, founder of Shades of Health, LLC is a Hematology-Oncology nurse of 10 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 introduced to yoga. It was here she found a love and deep connection with the breath and movement.
Her art of work experience as an adult caregiver for cancer patients has connected her passion for yoga and are strengthened with high responsibility and effort. Shionta incorporates her skill set as a nurse and yoga teacher to work with students that have cancer, rare genetic conditions, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory complications, pain, mental imbalances, anxiety and depression. She has lead workshops, meditation, soul care seminars and a variety of yoga classes, including restorative, alignment and spiritually oriented. She has worked with UF Health Cancer Center of Orlando Health’s Integrative Medicine department, Northside Hospital Atlanta campus, Georgia Tech’s Horizon Enrichment program, Black Nurses Association Wellness Conference and The Wellness Sanctuary Inc. in support of their ‘Meditate with Me’ series on the Atlanta BetLine. In addition to her dedication with Black Girls Run organization, she was invited to share her practice at Sweat With Your Sole 2016 conference in Atlanta, GA.
Currently residing in Atlanta, GA she recently completed Yoga Collective’s Advanced-300 hour yoga teacher training under the guidance of Gina Minyard.
Shionta 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.