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.
Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Intuitive, Empath and an Energy healing facilitator, Specializing in Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teaching. She’s an Integrative Herbalist, Health Coach, Yogini, Artist and Writer. Amethyst, also gives Intuitive Card readings and Spiritual Life Coaching. Amethyst realized her gifts early in life beginning with an out of body experience and an interest in traditional herbal medicine from 11 years old. She was raised in New York City and has lived in Mt. Shasta, CA. before residing in Rimrock, Arizona.
Intuitive, Empath, Energy Healer, Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, Herbalist
Elizabeth was born with her gifts and has walked a Shamanic path all of her life. She is in/as a certified: Reiki Master, Tarot-Angel Readings, Hypnosis, Energy healing, Past Life Readings, Psychic, Medium, Guided Meditations, Children’s Spirituality, Minister, Home Clearings and Blessings, Dream Interpretation, Animal Whisperer, Animal Healing and Shaman.
She worked for years at the
Center for New Age in Sedona and brought spirituality into
fruition for many years in
Colorado and Wyoming.
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.
Astrologer, Ceremony Facilitator, Artist
Angela has studied esoteric philosophies for over 20 years and weaves this ancient wisdom into her life, into her approach to astrology, healing work, ceremony design, and into her artwork. She seeks to heal the world through creative and mystical expressions. Each modality of her work encompasses an underlying theme of tapping into deeper levels of consciousness and to other worlds. She channels wisdom based on the cosmic-patterns and oracles to empower her clients to find how to thrive. Her artwork is infused with sacred and ancient imagery designed to subtly connect people to realms that offer this healing light. Despite pursuing art and music passionately until college, she took the ‘traditional’ routes to education and careers in science and accounting. To survive her soul-detours, Angela buoyed herself in studies and practices of Taoism, metaphysics, yoga, meditation, ancient cultures and ultimately to deeper levels of astrology. She has a passion for the natural world and indigenous earth-based cultures and traditions and enjoys living in Northern Arizona surrounded by that energy.
She has a masters education in ecology (science) and is a retired California CPA (accounting). Angela’s sacred-geometry-symbolism-oriented artwork sells globally and at Emerald Waves. She has studied and practiced astrology for many years with emphasis in evolutionary and shamanic forms. She is working on an advanced certification in evolutionary astrology with world-renowned Maurice Fernandez.
She is also Reiki III certified and is an energy healer with geobiology training.
Angela offers soul-path well-being astrological readings on topics including your birth blue-print and soul direction, how to navigate the current cosmic-weather, how to tap into empowerment rituals linked to the stars, synastry with a significant other and even how to tap into career development. She does dream analysis and energy healing work (Reiki, crystals and copper-gold wrapped tools). She is developing workshops and courses designed to give all levels of experience a new layer on astrology from a well-being perspective.
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.“
Shaman, Women’s Group Fascilitator
Liz has been researching and practicing shamanic arts for over a decade. She knows what works and how to create a journey to meet your goals and match your personality. Her unique background includes a degree in nursing, BA in psychology, mathematics teaching certiﬁcate, three year certiﬁed shamanic practitioner internship and is currently approaching a Master’s Degree in World Shamanism. She is the author of “Shape Shifting Your Soul,” a book which uses shamanic methods to approach the needs of today’s modern woman, and she has led many workshops, support groups and women’s circles. She is the recipient of many awards and is a Carnegie’s Hero Medal nominee. Rather than taking an approach using confusing dialog and “other culture” methodology, her extensive background allows her to tap in to the universal elements that have directed people of all times and places. Liz has also been a coaching client and is a joyous survivor of some of the same circumstances you may be facing now. Her style is ﬁrm, but empathetic and she can help you challenge self-defeating belief systems and time wasting activities into transformational experiences.
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!!!
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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