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Shades of Health, LLC

Shionta Pumphrey, founder of Shades of Health, LLC is a Hematology-Oncology nurse and certified yoga teacher from Southern Maryland with a desire to inspire. 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 where she was introduced to yoga. It was here she found a love and deep connection with Vinyasa Yoga sequences. Her daily practice kept her grounded mentally, physically and spiritually. 

In December 2013, Shionta saw a need to connect black yoga instructors and wellness enthusiast across the globe because of unspoken barriers. The goal is to empower change and create abundance through the practice of yoga within communities across the world by promoting more diversity in yoga teachers and building a community for fellow yogis to expand their knowledge and understanding of yoga practice. This journey has introduced many people to yoga practice and has inspired women and men to pursue Yoga Teacher TrainingThree years and counting Shades Of Health continues to host multiple yoga workshops, donates to the National MPS Society for families and children who are challenged with rare genetic conditions and offers scholarships to aspiring yoga teachers to pursue yoga teacher training.

With the support of her family and friends Shionta was able to complete her Yoga Teacher Training of 200 hours in August 2015 at Inspirit Yoga Studio in Orlando, FL. She loves teaching all levels and finds great joy guiding and developing a strong foundation for beginners. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA she continues to create a platform through Shades Of Health, LLC for minority yoga teachers to share their practice in the community. With purpose and intention, she continues to advance her yoga practice through yoga teacher training to register at the 500 level, dedicates her time to studying holistic health and has plans to teach internationally. 


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