Our Teachers

Summer Darvischi

  • Owner of Zen Den Wellness Center

  • Ordained Interfaith Priestess

  • 200 hour Certified Yoga Teacher KRI and RYT

  • Certified Reiki Master and Advanced Crystal Master

  • Certified in Vibrational Sound Massage

  • Certified in Egyptian, Pythagorean, Holographic, and Primus Activation Healing Modalities

I am thrilled, honored, and blessed to bring MindBodySpirit connection to our wonderfully loving community!  In my divinely blessed daily life, I am also a busy mommy of four who has been working alongside my siblings and parents at our family business since I moved to Granbury 12 years ago.  I started on the wellness path at Texas Tech University in 1997, and have continued in many healing modalities ever since.  I have loved the time spent over the years in different positions in cardiac rehab, as a fitness coach, weight loss counselor, math and science teacher, and especially what I do now.  At Zen Den Wellness Center, Crystal Blessings, and Open Hearts Sanctuary, I serve our community as an Interfaith Priestess,  energy healer, and teacher.  

Cameron Hitt

  • Certified Wisdom Healing Qi-Gong Instructor
  • RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Gong Master Level 2

I've lived in Granbury almost all of my life, only leaving to attend college at TCU. I came back here as quick as I could with my husband and son in tow. In the early '90s, my mom opened a meditation studio in Acton, just a few miles down the road from the new Zen Den Wellness Center. Because of my mom's influence, and that of her friends, I have always been interested in alternative forms of healing and spirituality. I have tried and experimented with many modalities over the years, including my 200 hour certification with the Living Yoga Program in 2007. In 2015, I discovered the practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong (WHQ), and because of it's profound influence on my life for healing, growth and transformation, I began to share with anyone who would listen. WHQ is an ancient art that combines meditation, gentle movement and sound healing to bring your Body, Mind and Spirit into total alignment with health, happiness and deep fulfillment. In April of 2018, I travelled to The Chi Center in Santa Fe, to receive my Instructor Certification from Master Mingtong Gu. I am currently progressing towards my Healer Certification in 2019. I am beyond excited to share with you this amazing practice that has completely changed my life, and I am thrilled to see, and take part in, this long-held community dream for a space such as this to take shape and thrive here in Granbury!

Cierra Wade

  • RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor

  • YOGABODY® Yoga Trapeze® Certified teacher

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Practitioner

Cierra Wade is a 200 RYT & Trapeze Yoga Instructor, she has taken additional courses in Sound Healing with Zacciah Blackburn, Reiki with Mariah Griffith & Donna Drake, Shamanism with Donna Drake, Ayurveda and Sanskrit with Nicholai Bachman to remain in tune with mental healing and self connection for herself and in facilitating her students.   In class she aims to shift peoples physical practice toward a moving meditation. By grounding, expanding, becoming aware of our breath, posture, and movement through space and life, we can create space and ease in both our bodies and minds. Cierra’s hope is that you step off the mat feeling a little lighter, stronger, more balanced, and can carry that into other aspects of your life.

Dana Gibson

  • RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor

My yoga journey began after my first class 25 years ago. I fell in love with yoga from the very start as I found I was benefiting from the stretching relaxation and mindfulness. Prior to yoga, I was an aerobic instructor for over 20 years but wanted to share my love for the yoga practice. From my classical ballet background, I gained flexibility, strength and balance. Now, after instructing in this area for over 25 years, I have seen the benefits and healing that this practice has afforded so many. Each class starts with gentle yoga by teaching the basic postures, body alignments and beginning the yoga journey. Each class I teach differs based on what comes through spiritually. No class is ever arranged prior to teaching as I rely on the spirit to guide me. Additionally, my training has included workshops from John Friend and Rodney Yee and certified by Yoga Fit. I look forward to being your guide in starting your yoga journey.

Derrick Carwardine

  • RYT 500 Certified Yoga Instructor

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt Isshin Ryu Karate

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Tedori Jujitsu

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Combat Judo

  • 1st Degree Black Belt Tang Soo Do Karate

  • Gong Master Level 3

  • Reiki 2 Practitioner

  • Village Music Circles Drum Facilitator Graduate

  • YOGABODY® Yoga Trapeze® Certified teacher

  • Vedic Thai Yoga training

Derrick has been a martial artist for most of his life with multiple black belts and extensive experience teaching those arts to others. Six years ago, he turned that dedication, discipline, and love for teaching toward yoga. Derrick teaches a breath-focused form of Vinyasa yoga that is physically invigorating, increases joint and muscle flexibility, promotes vital energies, and produces serenity in the mind and spirit.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

Dharma Gaynes

  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • Licensed Spiritual Health Coach (LSHC)

Dharma has been a student and practitioner of the mystical arts, transformational healing, and shamanism since awakening in 1990 when everything changed as chapter 1 of her life came to a close due to life taking health issues, and chapter 2 opened in a whole new light and with a whole new insatiable curiosity for understanding, truth, health and peace. 
She has been a student, apprentice and teacher of Shamanism for nearly 25 years and imparts the ways of the Good Red Road with fellow seekers in the Spirit of Loving Kindness to all the Worlds of Grandmother Earth. It is her Path With Heart, and she shares the wisdom of the teachings with those in search of Happiness, Health, Humor, Hope, and Harmony, spreading Knowledge That Works to create Wisdom That Walks.

Frances Wilson

  • Zumba/Belly Dancing Instructor

Frances Wilson loves Zumba because it combines three of her passions; dance, music and fitness. As a previous fitness instructor she has taught classes such as Step, Yoga/Pilates, Body Pump, Water Aerobics and is currently working on her Body Combat certification and hope to one day add Belly Dance as well. In each class she breaks down the choreography into easy to follow pieces and offer modifications for all levels while you dance at your own pace. She enthusiastically shared, "I can’t wait to meet everyone and get started with this party!!!"

Gabrielle Kinser

  • RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Practitioner

I completed my 200 Hour Registered Teacher Training (RYT) through the Yoga Project in Fort Worth! Lead by Stacy and Dave Dockins, I learned the individuality of EVERYbody. I have goals to complete my 500 RYT very soon! My mission is to bring the art of self love to my yoga practice. I intend to guide and motivate you through a Vinyasa Flow - followed by meditation. My vision is to bring light and love to everyone who I share space with - on and off the mat! Yoga is connecting all parts of our being, so that we may have self-remembering and self-love. I can’t wait to see you at the mat: Namaste!

Mariah Griffith

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher

  • Ordained Interfaith Minister

  • Gong Master Level 2

I have been practicing Reiki since 2005. I received my Reiki Master Teacher attunements in 2015 just before I moved from California to Granbury. I am a purist. I believe in teaching Reiki in the most accurate way possible. Reiki is passed from teacher to student by "attunements" that start the healing energy flowing through the student. One cannot learn Reiki through reading or watching a video, in order for the Reiki energy to begin flowing and to use the Reiki healing symbols, one must first be attuned by a certified Reiki Master. In Japanese, the word Reiki "Master" actually translates into something close to "sensei" (teacher) and even Dr. Usui would never say that he "mastered Reiki" as the universal life force energy that is channeled through the body of the practitoner can never be "mastered" in the Western sense. I was very fortunate to have studied under a wonderful Reiki Master Teacher, and I am only five degrees of separation from Dr. Mikao Usui himself. That means, the information was passed through Dr. Usui, five Reiki Masters, and then to me. Nobody living today knows the exact teachings of Dr. Mikao Usui, but as your teacher I promise to pass the tradition in the most respectful and accurate way possible, as it was taught to me. I will encourage you to trust your inner voice and the energy you feel and receive once the Reiki starts flowing through your body and provide support and mentor you along your journey of becoming a healer.

Rusty Maxwell

  • RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Founder/Owner of Wisdom and Wellness Enterprises

Rusty has spent her entire adult life learning about and applying body/mind medicine. Her interest in restorative modalities began in 1969, following a horrific car accident, when she was told she would be crippled for the rest of her life. After rehabilitating herself, she began began a formal education in psychology and combined her knowledge of the physical body. Rusty began training older adults when working for Baylor Center for Health Promotion (now the Tom Landry Center) and was certified in "50+ FITNESS " at the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research in Dallas. She continued her studies in health promotion and applied her skills to the 80+ population for many years in upscale senior living communities. Then, in honor of her mother, she changed track and took her knowledge to older adults still living at home.  For 18 years she managed the Senior Activity Center in Garland, TX.,  where she began offering a series of travel and yoga retreat opportunities. As well, her exercise classes evolved into yoga programs targeting her Baby Boomer generation. She now brings her knowledge to the Zen Den. Please help Rusty fulfill her motto, Rockin' and Rollin' NOT Rockin' and Droolin'!

Sabrina Walker

  • Gong Master Level 3

  • Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level 3 Practitioner

  • Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master Teacher

  • YOGABODY® Yoga Trapeze® Certified teacher

  • YOGABODY® Gravity Yoga® Certified teacher

  • doTERRA Wellness Advocate

  • Ordained Interfaith Minister

  • Biddy Tarot Certified Master the Tarot Card Meanings

  • Village Music Circles Drum Facilitator Graduate

  • Vedic Thai Yoga training

Sabrina began her journey to awareness and reawakening to her own truest nature by taking a stand first with her own health then delving deeply into her Self. From creative writing, drawing and painting to rock climbing and aerial silks, no path has been as challenging and transformative as going within. Becoming a Reiki practitioner was her first step, opening her eyes to the world of potential as a healer not only for others but herself as well. Through this door she found amazing opportunities to work with a tribe of wonderful people from Weatherford to Granbury and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Utilizing mindful meditation, her initial classes in mind and body transformation for others was through art and guided meditation. As she expanded her knowledge and practice, attaining her Reiki Master Teacher certification and learning other healing modalities, this Level 3 Gong Master now incorporates sound healing with gongs into all she does for an experience beyond what the ears hear. As if her life was not already blessed with opportunity, these final steps, as well as a desire to maintain a practice with aerial silks, lead her to completing a Trapeze Yoga certification through YogaBody which allows her to guide others in classes for strength and flexibility both. Whether you are on a journey for building strength through fitness or building soul through holistic practices, she hopes you find your own door and remains grateful for any who grants her the honor of sharing that journey with them.

Stephanie Diane Jones

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Cerified Nutritionist

Hello friends! My name is Stephanie Jones! I am incredibly excited to be part of such an amazing group of people! Some I've met and some not, but I can't wait to meet you all!

A little about me...I am originally from Odessa, TX! My youngest, Nicholas who is 10 yrs old, and I are moving to beautiful Granbury August 20th! I have 3 other incredible children: Jacob who is 20 and pre-med at Texas A&M, Andres who is 19 and second year Forensic Sciences also at A&M, and my beautiful daughter Vivianna who is 17 and is working on her Bachelors in Psychology at UTPB. They are all authenic and beautiful souls and I am so thankful they chose me as their mother.

I am excited to bring with me a variety of services that I am passionate about! I am a NASM certified personal trainer and nutritionist who focuses on a holistic approach to medicinal nutrition and functional training. I've had the pleasure of aiding so many in their own health journeys with everything from weight loss, body recomposition, strength and conditioning and body building. I personally competed in body building shows for years! My most recent show was June 2019, which I won first place in Women's Physique! I feel extremely grateful that my body continues to allow me to grow and evolve as I continue to put her through very dedicated training and fairly strict nutrition regimes. I am 41 years young and have never been in better shape or in better health. I absolutely attribute this to not only a healthy body inside and out but a peaceful mind and energized spirit!

I will be offering one on one training at Anytime Fitness in Granbury. I also do online and in person specific macro based nutrition planning along with customized training planning that you can follow on your own. I closely track and monitor all of these to make appropriate changes as needed. I take an emergency amount of pride in seeing people reach their fitness and Physique goals! Additionally, I offer meal prepping services under the DBA MacroFit Meals, Training and Coaching where I cook, portion and prep weekly meals! The meals are clean, whole foods calculated to meet your specific physique goals! These foods include lean cuts of meat such as chicken, lean turkey, and lean beef as well as salmon and shrimp at an upgraded price (vegetarian avaliable). Carbs include sweet potato, jasmine or brown rice, black beans and whole wheat pasta. Veggies are assorted and vary each week. We will meet in person for a consultation at Zen Den or at Anytime Fitness to discuss previous eating and exercise patterns, current goals, medical conditions, and check weight as well as do measurements for all training and nutrition planning.

I can't wait to meet you all very soon! Namaste🙏

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