Dr. Christine Dargon
Owner, Coach/Psychologist, Yoga Instructor, Ztyo Scan Analyst, Meditation Guide, Reiki II practitioner,
Breema Body-work Student and Empath
Dr. Christine Dargon received her doctoral degree in counseling psychology in 1999. After spending over 20 years working in the mental health field, she was frustrated with the increasing use of medications and the lessening or recommending alternative approaches to helping people first. The pharmaceutical industry has a tight hold on society and people, including children are often easily given prescriptions for medications many of which we do not know the long term effects or the effects of developing children.
As a result of this and other frustrations, she disconnected from the mental health field and for years now has been coaching/counseling clients, working as a professor for two universities and traveling all over North America training professionals, parents and care takers ways to help people by other means first rather than jumping right to medication. Often issues can be improved without medication.
This is the foundation for Emerald Waves. The goal is to provide affordable services to help people improve their lives, feel better, reduce stress and even just put a smile on your face. The goal is also to do so economically enabling most people to access these services rather than the few.
As a result of this passionate pursuit, Dr. Dargon offers coaching/counseling (certified life, career etc coach), guided meditation, sand tray practicing, yoga (certified yoga instructor), Breema body work (in the process of obtaining certification), Kansa (Ayurvedic) wand massage, needleless acupuncture, Crystal Healing and uses such techniques with children as well.
Last fall I had been talking to a friend about my frustrations and her extensive work in the area of utilizing essential oils for medical purposes. We talked about how great it would be to open a center, outside of Sedona, to offer such opportunities to the community.
The end of November 2017, a friend informed me that a space on the main street in town was up for rent. I contacted some friends and everything started to fall into place. Within 28 hours the lease was signed and Emerald Waves Began.
People often ask where the name came from or what inspired it. Growing up, my family traveled every year to a place called Emerald Isle, NC. As I got older I often went 2, 3 and even 4 times a year to this beautiful serene spot. This was my happily place. Sitting on the beach and listening to the waves could bring me such peace but also stir up emotions that were longing to be addressed. When I realized this, and the fact that Emeralds have healing properties and waves have many significant meanings, the name just came together.
So welcome to Emerald Waves. This is my happy place in AZ and I hope that it will become yours as well.
Meet Emerald Waves Team
With a wide variety of gifts, talents and skills, the team at Emerald Waves can provide virtually all services. We also want you to have that personal touch, sometimes literally, and get to know the people with whom you will be working. Please continue to scroll down to meet all of the practitioners and the services that they each offer.
Yoga Instructor Extraordinaire, Reiki Master, Author, Crystal Whisperer
Ramsie Bartlett has been teaching yoga for 7 years. She has both her 200 and 500 level certifications that she received from the Yoga connection in Tuscon under the direction of Priscilla Potter. She is also a Reiki master. She started practicing yoga because it was the closest thing to dance that she could find that still allowed her time to be a mom. Ramsie teaches a Hatha based practice. Her two favorite classes to teach are restorative and children’s yoga. Yoga has taken Ramsie in many directions and she loves teaching and practicing yoga. She is excited to be back in the yogic community and once again teaching. Ramsie has a wide range of skills and experiences which enable her to offer an array of classes including Pilates, Hola Hoop, Jazz Dancing, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Back-care and the use of Pendulums.
Numerologist, Astrologist and Tarot card reader
Charli is a Numerologist, Astrologist and Tarot card reader. She has found that these forms of readings can help change people’s lives. She has been actively reading for over thirty years and is an empath & intuitive which further enhances her readings. She has lived in Seattle, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains but she has been in Arizona since 1985. She can also do chakra and energy healing. During her 20’s, Charli began to study astrology which blossomed into Tarot and numerology as well. Currently she is exploring the interesting world of oracle cards. Charli also uses I-Ching, the usage of coins for readings. She studied with Vicki Noble, who is an author and Shaman. Vicki created the Mother Peace Tarot Deck. For Charli’s readings, she needs some preliminary information in order to prepare and than will use Tarot, Numerology and Astrology in order to give the most in depth reading as possible.
QiGong Instructor, Acutonics
Sandy began her studies of Acutonics about 15 years ago. She was drawn to this form of treatment because it is so subtle it works on an even deeper level than using needles for acupuncture. The tuning forks used in Acutonics work very well with the subtle body and the emotional body. She has also studied herbs, Qigong, Aromatherapy and meditation. Sandy grew up in the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia and believes that this exposure to nature had a profound impact on who she is today. She loves to hike and connect with nature today. She also has such a love for animals and they bring her much joy.
Assiniboine Sioux Indian, Traditional Eagle Staff Carrier, Chiefs Representative,
Creator of the Sacred Stone Medicine Wheel at Emerald Waves,
Leads Healing Path Earth Walks
Lance is an Assiniboine Sioux from the Assiniboine Sioux Indian Reservation in Montana. The Assiniboine people (traditional name Nakoda people) moved west from Lake Winnipeg, Canada to the high plains of Saskatchewan-Montana, Canada and Montana. There are eight Nakoda bands in Canada and three in Montana. One of the Montana bands are the Wadopana Nakoda. Wadopana means Canoe Paddler and his people live on the Assiniboine & Sioux Reservation in Northeast Montana in the Missouri River county. Wahukaza (Lance Morris. Dakota), a Traditional Eagle Staff Carrier and Chiefs Representative, offers blessings and is creating, behind Emerald Waves Healing, a Sacred stone Medicine Wheel for the Healing Path Earth walk at Emerald Waves. Gathering of sacred stones from ancient places, sacred sites and Holy Grounds helps people to heal with sacred hoops of creation. Healing knowledge of his ancient people is part of and within The Sacred Hoops, The Medicine Wheel and the Cream Catcher. Life is a circle and is also a Sacred Hoop for all life is a sacred gift. To be spiritually born, live our life and return to the spirit world is a Sacred Hoop. Sacred Hoops teach many things such as to live life as a good and just person, the chose the right in everything we do and, the most important, to learn with love. All of us at Emerald Waves are honored to be able to serve as the location for such significant contributions to the community and have Lance here to offer types of healing for all.
Hypnotherapist, Energy Worker
Margaret is a certified Hypnotist and energy worker. She has been helping people work through road blocks to restore balance, energy and transformation. Hypnosis and energy work offer the complete package for transformation in one’s life. When Margaret was 25, she was told that she would never work again following a car accident. The healing arts changed her life and helped her to return to being a productive person. This was important to her given that she had been raised on a farm and instilled with a strong work ethic. She went on to graduate from Concordia College and pursue her interests in the healing arts. In 1996, Margaret created her own hypnosis and energy healing business. During that same year, she established her massage practice and her career in real estate. She continues to work as a real estate broker. Margaret enjoys ballroom dancing, culinary arts, creative crafts, reading and music. She currently lives in Rimrock.
Reiki Master, Certified Herbalist
Cheryl is a Certified Herbalist and Reiki Master Teacher. She offers herbal classes, herb identification and use walks to demonstrate her teachings. She also offers classes on tinctures and makes salves plus anything to do with herbs. Cheryl teaches Reiki classes, holds Reiki services, Aura cleansing, Chakra Balancing, Tarot and Rune Reading. She is available to help you stop unwanted behaviors and habits.
Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Beth Franklin comes to Emerald Waves practice through her own experience in working to heal from fibromyalgia and being a children’s mental health coach for five years at Jackson County Mental Health in Medford, Oregon (2006-2011). She has also worked as a contractor in youth and family coach. In the mental health field, Beth has studied Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Dr. John Taylor’s “Sensory Diet” and Dr. Bruce Perry’’s “Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics.” Based on these and other studies, Beth led courses designed to improve children’s well-being using sensory skills, guided imagery, mindfulness and yoga as stress regulation tools for both stimulation and relaxation.
Following work in the mental health field, Beth has been inspired to learn healing touch (National Healing Touch Professionals Association, Level II practitioner), and massage therapy. She has become a Colorado and Arizona Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Fort Collins, CO, Healing Arts Institute (HAI) with 600 hours of Massage therapy and practical application in February, 2015. She was immediately hired by the (HAI) clinic and worked as clinician during the summer of 2015. A love in her life and a passion for the high desert country brought her to Rimrock, AZ. She continued developing skills with Myofascial Release coursework offered by the John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona, AZ. She currently offers massage and beginning gentle yoga instruction. Beth has developed a passion for empowering others to heal and sustain wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. She has experienced a synergistic effect of these practices – and is excited to help empower people to heal and sustain wellness!
Beth loves the outdoors and finds the Colorado Plateau country to be the landscape of her heart. She enjoys playing with her two boys, gardening, cooking, hiking, camping, and listening to her cat purr. She may also be sighted at the Beaver Creek Library.
Free-Lance Artist, Energy Healer, Health and Nutrition Consultant
As a free-lance artist, nature has always inspired Grace Kirkwood. There’s a structured balance and organic element found in her jewelry, paintings and spiritual art pieces. Her fascination with color and the attention to fine details have directed her since she began following her creative muse as a floral designer and party/event decorator, using it as the basis to build and expand her creative, unique and versatile art.
“I like to think of my life as a magnificent art form,
changing and evolving every moment of every day,
and overcoming any obstacles that get in my way.
My life is my greatest work in progress. What I do
with it depends on me. And I am grateful for each
moment that I am given.”
Grace uses creativity and enthusiasm to bring an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity through teaching her unique workshops like Interactive Art and Mystical Zendalas, encouraging the students to bring out their Inner Child through play and visualization. She also does Energy Healing and is a Health and Nutrition Consultant for Sunrider International.
Through her JOYful Coaching, she teaches the Art of DeCluttering your Mind, Body and Spirit, and other classes through OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) and she facilitates monthly Journey of JOY Gatherings, a safe space for Empowered Women to find more JOY through art, play, dance, music, song and celebration.
“Every moment is a creation of infinite possibilities,
a new opportunity and a learning experience
of expression, self-love, self-discovery, healing
from within and finding more JOY.“
Aloha! Niccole is so happy to be a part of this little family! She grew up here in Rimrock/Lake Montezuma after her family moved from Hawaii in 1991. Niccole now lives in the Village of Oak Creek with her husband of 11 years and their 2 sons. She began dance classes at the age of 7 and her love for it grew over her lifetime. At age 10, Niccole began Hawaiian and Polynesian dancing with a local Halau. Her troupe performed all over the Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Phoenix. In 2011, Niccole began her Zumba journey. It took her almost a year to get the courage up to become a licensed instructor. She had a lot of support and people who believed in her, so she went for it! She is so glad she made that jump because she has met so many amazing people and had so many wonderful experiences. Niccole has been teaching Zumba for 6 years and she is so excited to see what the future holds. Let’s party!!!
An avid lover of the outdoors and hiking, there is no trail too long or grading too high for Kimbra. Kimbra is an outstanding guide for hikes of any levels from beginners to experts. She knows the red rocks and great hikes and climbs in the Sedona area. You are in great hands and there is no better guide than Kimbra for your next Sedona or Verde Valley exploration. With Kimbra’s love of hiking, she will bring a spirit to your day that will be unlike any other hiking experience that you have experienced.
Massage Therapist, Cranial Sacral Practitioner, Essential Oil Practitioner
A practicing licensed massage therapist, Marah also has extensive knowledge of the use of essential oils. She uses such oils in her massage techniques with her clients in order to enhance the benefits of her treatment approaches. Marah also offers cranial sacral therapy, a technique that is used to help individuals feel better by regulating the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by using therapeutic touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium.
Additional Team Members
In addition to the core Team Members we have practitioners who offer:
Felt Making and Felt Art Classes
Animal Spirit Guidance
Essential Oil Consultation
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