Dr. Christine Dargon

Owner, Coach/Psychologist, Yoga Instructor, Ztyo Scan Analyst, Meditation Guide, Reiki II practitioner, Certified Breema Body-work Practitioner & Empath

Our Approach

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 of the usage of alternative approaches to helping people.

As a result of this and other frustrations, she disconnected from the mental health field and for years now has been coaching 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 their faces. The goal is also to do so economically, enabling most people to access these services.

As a result of this passionate pursuit, Dr. Dargon offers coaching (certified life, career etc. coach), guided meditation (certified meditation guide), sand tray practice, yoga (certified yoga instructor), Breema body work (Certified Breema practitioner), Kansa (Ayurvedic) wand massage, needleless acupuncture and crystal healing. She works with individuals of all ages, including children.

Our Story

People often ask what inspired the name. 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. It is such a great resource right here in Rimrock, AZ creating so many new and affordable options in the Verde Valley of Arizona, only 20+ minutes outside of Sedona, AZ.

Meet The 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.

Thank you

Cheryl Sourdif

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.

Charli Louise

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.

Lance Morris

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.

Margie Melinski

Hypnotherapist, Energy Worker & Massage Therapist

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.

Beth Franklin

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.

Our newest team member:

Peggy Lindsey

Transformational Life Coach, Arcing Light Energy Healing, Master Teacher

Arcing Light Energy Healing and Owner of On Angels’ Wings Healing

Peggy Lindsey’s service offerings

Arcing Light Energy Healing of the Divine Feminine  

Arcing Light is a high vibrational, loving, feminine energy that is powerful, yet gentle, that promotes calmness and wholeness in body, mind, and spirit. Arcing Light is a nurturing energy that works on all aspects of the emotions that are often deeply buried. This energy works on the root core of any imbalance while nurturing the body to release toxins that create disease.   The energy of Arcing Light brings forth a beautiful calming effect as you connect with the Divine and fills you with peace. This session is done in similar fashion to Reiki, resting comfortably on a massage table, fully clothed. All that is needed is an open heart to receive this beautiful gift of healing.

Chakra Balancing

Feeling out of balance, tired, frazzled or disconnected? Energy work, guided meditation and healing modalities of music, aromatherapy and crystals to open, cleanse and balance your Chakras. This session helps you clear and align your chakras of stagnant or blocked energy and allows a greater flow and harmony within your energetic body.

Akashic Therapy 

The Akashic Records contain the entire history of every soul since the Dawn of Creation, and also the records that connect each one to another.  Your Akashic Record, also known as the “Book of Life”, is the database of your soul, and is a collection of memories, of all events, actions, thoughts and feelings.  The Akashic Records are interactive in nature, and they have an incredible influence upon our daily lives, how we handle things, our feelings, our belief systems and how we create our experiences. This session includes receiving information from the Akashic via oracle cards and intuitive messages from Spirit.  Then, a meditative regression provides an opportunity to heal disharmony, clear issues or toxic patterns, and gain clarity for your life.

Angel Readings

The angels are always with you, assisting you on your path through life.  Angels offer guidance and support in complete, unconditional love.  Whether simple guidance is needed or deeper answers for life’s situations and challenges, the angels offer their wisdom lovingly and without judgment.  The angels’ only wish is to fill you with peace.

Spiritual Mentoring

Loving Guidance and Support as you find your way.  Do you find yourself in a place where you wish to explore new spiritual concepts?  Do you find your spirit anxious to discover new ways to grow and connect with the Divine and to each other?  If your spirit wishes to expand, to learn new ways of expression, and to connect with the Creator on a more personal level, perhaps Spiritual Mentoring is right for you!  I have been on this journey many years and wish to assist others who desire to to explore an ever-deepening spiritual pathway.


Transformational Life Coaching

Address specific life goals, road blockages, transitions in ones life and examine what is affecting your life right now and seek the changes best for you to move forward. Life Coaching is different from your traditional counseling, mentoring, or therapy session. This session focuses on you and what aligns best for you in your own course of actions to make your life what you want it to be. Find your own answers to obstacles presented in your life, move forward after major life transitions. Life coaching will assist you through this process through empowering you to reflect and move forward to become the greatest version of yourself!

The Art of Balance

Are there things in your life that have been making you unhappy? Do you consume yourself in work that you forget about the most important person in your life … YOU? This coaching session assists you in examining the things in your life that are no longer serving your highest good and creating steps towards improving them.

Creating the life you always wanted

Have you had a business idea that never developed? Or do you have things in your life  that you have a hard time manifesting? Or perhaps you want something simple to make your life better? This session uses an interactive approach to creating a life you always wanted. By gathering your goals and finding the steps needed to reach those goals, anyone can take the step towards manifesting their dreams.

Re-Ignite Your Passion

Sometimes our lives can feel dull and passionless, doing the same routine everyday. We forget our passion about what we were doing to begin with. In this process we become disconnected from our true selves.  Rediscover that which initially lit your fire, and bring that excitement back into your life.  Bring out those little things in your life that sparked joy and passion . Find what your soul has been wanting all this time.

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Niccole D’Adamo

Zumba Instructor

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!!!

Kimbra Powers

Hiking Goddess

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.

Additional Team Members

In addition to the core Team Members we have practitioners who offer:

200 Hour HTTI Yoga Teacher Training Program, in conjunction with the Yoga Connection in Tucson, AZ. For more information on the instructors for the 200 Hour HTTI program, please see the 200 Hour HTTI tab.


Animal Spirit Guidance


Essential Oil Consultation

Hiking Companions

Vortex Tours

Please check out the “services” tab to learn more

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