About Us

Kiera L Stroup, LE, LMT, CA
Kiera is a Licensed Esthetician, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, owner and founder of Sonoran Serenity Spa.  A native New Yorker, it has always been her desire to live in Arizona. After receiving her Bachelors degree from Manhattan College, she lived in Connecticut, California, and finally settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked in Information Technology at the same company for 16 years.   During her tenure, Kiera received her MBA from the University of Memphis.  After deciding to pursue her dream, Kiera left a 27 year IT career, relocated to Tempe and enrolled at SWINA, Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. One of her favorite endeavors is to create a skin care program that is specifically tailored to each individual.   In addition, Kiera is certified to perform dermaplaning and certified by PCA Skin and Skin Script to perform chemical peels. Kiera also provides face waxing and brow tinting.

Kiera is also graduate of SWIHA, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts as a Master Massage practitioner. She specializes in relaxation massage.

As of May 2018, Kiera has re-enrolled at SWIHA and is working on her Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Mind Body Transformational Psychology with a concentration in Holistic Nutrition, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Reiki.  This degree will allow Sonoran Serenity Spa to expand it's offerings to be a Holistic Wellness Center offering nutritional counseling and weight loss programs as well as support for individuals trying to conquer addictive behaviors.

Davina Kehler, LE, LMT
Davina is originally from Northern California, but has called Phoenix home since 1994. She is a graduate of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myotherapy massage. She is certified in Medical Massage and Myofascial Release as well. Knowing that no two people are alike, Davina customizes her sessions based on the individual's needs and concerns. She is dedicated to her work and strives to make every experience at Sonoran Serenity Spa both therapeutic and relaxing. Davina is also a graduate of Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and is an Arizona Licensed Esthetician.
Gabi Hawk, CRMT, CHt
Gabi has been researching and practicing what is now called Integrative Wellness (using herbs, essential oils, homeopathics, bodywork, and other methods to naturally improve health) in her own and her family's lives on and off starting in the 90's while she was managing the Herb and Supplement Department of a local Natural Food Co-op  (Gentle Strength, if you've been here long enough to remember when it was still around).  Life happened and she lost her way for a while, and her lifestyle, physical and mental health sufferred. She has been clinically obese, was diagnosed with chronic depression, anxiety, and diabetes; on multiple medications and even on disability for a time.  Now, and over a number of years, with the help of Reiki, Hypnotherapy & Guided Meditation, Counseling, Coaching, Craniosacral & Polarity Therapy, TRE, and EFT - she is actively engaged in creating her best life.  She has lost over 35lbs, and does not currently take any pharmaceutical medication for depression, anxiety, or diabetes.  Her motto - More Joy and Less Suffering - comes from a place of real understanding of what it's like to feel trapped in the suffering that you can create or make worse for yourself...and how incredibly good it feels to release & resolve those issues and embrace Joy and improved wellness.  Her journey has inspired her to embrace helping other people engage in creating their own best lives, offering them some part of the support that made a difference for her.

Gabi is a Certified Reiki Master-Teacher and a Certified Hypnotherapist.  Her Reiki has evolved over the last 13 years to include mindfulness as well as Craniosacral, Polarity Therapy, and Reflexology techniques to create a unique and potent healing, relaxing, and re-energizing opportunity for her clients.  In addition to her particular flavor of Reiki, she practices Hypnotherapy, and is currently enrolled at The Southwest Institute of Natural Healing pursuing certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Polarity Therapy, with the goal of continuing to deepen her ability to help more clients achieve amazing transformational results in their lives.  In her off hours, she's an avid baker and cook, and enjoys music of almost every type.
Jennifer Gardiner, LE, LMT
Jennifer was born and raised here in the gorgeous Sonoran desert, calling Arizona home. She is a graduate from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy - Phoenix campus (Now Cortiva Institute), completing their Professional Massage Therapy program in December of 2010. Jennifer returned to school to study aesthetics at the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and completed their Advanced Skincare Practitioner and Cosmetic Laser Technician program in August of 2016. And most recently, she graduated from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in December of 2018, completing their Western Herbalism program. She is licensed by the State of Arizona to practice both massage and aesthetics, and holds certification from the State of Arizona to practice cosmetic laser services.

Before joining the fantastic team here at Sonoran Serenity Spa, Jennifer practiced in a variety of settings ranging from med spas to chiropractic offices, and because of her spectrum of training in various massage modalities, she is able to customize your massage based on your needs spanning from relaxation massage to more therapeutic body work.

When Jennifer is not working or going to school, she enjoys time with family and friends, going to the movies, music, attending pop culture and industry conventions, traveling, gardening, wild-crafting, creating homemade herbal remedies, and exploring and appreciating the scenic outdoors and all the wonderful medicinal plants that the desert provides for us.