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Suzanne Parnell
StoneWind Founder

In 1961 on a dare from college friends, Suzanne Parnell ventured into an ashram in Dallas, Texas where she was taught how to meditate—and introduced to a whole new way of seeing the world. What began as a college prank became a life changing event, an experience that whetted her curiousity and sent her on a lifelong journey to discover the truths held in other cultures. In the ten years following that first experience, she explored several forms of meditation, spent time in a Zendo, journeyed to India to see first hand the practices of yogis, then studied with a Tibetan lama. In 1973 she learned Transcendental Meditation (TM®), the form of meditation that has received the most widespread scientific recognition for its beneficial effects on the body, a form that continues to be part of her personal practice.

In 1988 she became interested in Qigong, the ancient energy healing system from China. She studied initially under Master Mantak Chia while he was in New York, then briefly with Master Kenneth Cohen and others. Suzanne had made Qigong (chi kung) part of her personal practice in its more contemplative forms for over fifteen years, but in 2007 as a result of training with Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit of the Shaolin Wahnam Institute, and then with Sifu Anthony Korahais of Flowing Zen Academy, she began to practice the "health qigong" forms daily, the forms she now teaches at StoneWind as additional powerful and useful healing techniques.

In 1992, while seeking a solution to a serious back problem for which surgery was deemed the only option, Suzanne discovered Reiki. She was able to heal her back without surgery using Reiki as she learned it from John Harvey Gray, one of the twenty-two masters trained by Hawayo Takata, the woman who brought Reiki from Japan to the West. Her personal Reiki healing experience began a twenty-five year (and counting) journey through the amazing world of Mind Body Medicine, a journey that led her eventually to a deeper interest in Qigong, Shamanism, Johrei, the role of Meditation in healing, and the nature of bioconsciousness, the inherent power of the mind in the mind-body relationship. As a result of years of study, practice, and personal experience she is now able to guide students through a wide range of healing skills as well as a range of healing technologies.

In 1996, Suzanne became a Reiki Master through John Harvey Gray, one of the strict traditional lineages of Reiki. Suzanne has used and taught Reiki continuously over the ensuing years, first at her Ajna Center for Reiki in Fayetteville, AR, now at StoneWind Institute for Mind Body Medicine in Chester, AR. In 1997, Suzanne became a Johrei Practitioner through the Tucson Johrei Center, and trained as a DreamWeaving Facilitator with Benedick Howard. Both Johrei and DreamWeaving remain vital aspects of the Context Synergy Healing System™ (CSH™), a system of healing developed at StoneWind Institute to help people meet the difficult challenges to healing. CSH™ focuses on the synthesis and synergy of highly effective modalities that become more powerful when used together than any one is separately.

In 1997 as an outgrowth of her deep interest in Earth Healing, she worked with Indigenous Elders in North and South America to combine Reiki with shamanic wisdom to develop more effective tools for helping people and the Earth. Earth Healing in the "eclectic mode" continues to be a primary aspect of her work and teaching.

Over the last forty-five years, Suzanne has studied more than fifteen forms of meditation in multiple cultures and become a serious student of Eastern and indigenous mysticism. She has learned Reiki, methods of chi healing as well as other forms of energy healing, has studied and taught in the emerging fields of subtle energy science and mind body medicine, has learned some of the ancient ways of shamanism, and has been trained in some of the uniquely western technologies developed to help people realize more quickly the ancient goals of calm centeredness and health. As a scholar and teacher she works to merge her knowledge of the most powerful healing skills from across the world into a usable synthesis that can be accessed by anyone no matter their belief system.

Suzannne Parnell holds a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Tulane University with specialization in palæography (the study of handwritten manuscripts), in particular medieval scientific and medical manuscripts, withi a sub-specialty in the history of medicine. She has written and taught extensively on aspects of healing with subtle energy and over the last twenty years has worked periodically with Vietnam, Gulf War, and IEF/OEF Veterans using Reiki, Meditation, Qigong, Johrei, and the DreamWeaver. Suzanne teaches classes in Traditional Reiki, Meditation, Earth Healing, Qigong, aspects of advanced energy healing, and BioConsciousness Studies at StoneWind, and elsewhere when asked. She offers individual Reiki, Johrei, and DreamWeaver sessions by appointment at StoneWind Institute for Mind Body Medicine in Chester, AR. She has trained several Masters in different parts of the country, is the founder of Warrior's Way Foundation, and one of the founders of The Traditional Reiki Institute.

Suzanne can be reached at
P. O. Box 27
Chester, AR 72934
479-369-4959
1-888-369-4959
or by email at
sparnell@swindinstitute.com