SWINA, or Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics, was founded by KC Miller. She calls herself an “Instrument of Spirit”, as she is a longtime reflexologist, polarity practitioner, life coach, toe reader, ordained minister, and chief spiritual advisor. Her original scholastic creation was SWIHA (Southwest Institute of Healing Arts), whose mission was, “Learn to touch lives, heal bodies, and free souls.” SWINA adopted this mission as well, and additionally focuses on both traditional training and mind-body wellness, in order to separate us from other natural aesthetics schools in the country. Our aesthetician programs have limited class sizes for a more personalized and genuine education.
Our expertly trained instructors come from a wide range of aesthetics backgrounds and will help you master the skills needed to pursue your future career. We recognize our three top leaders as our ambassadors for maintaining this school to be a leading, cutting edge facility that produces graduates of exceptional caliber.
Located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, just blocks from Arizona State University, SWINA offers diploma programs, certifications, and continuing education classes (click on our Programs tab). We have graduated over a thousand students from our aesthetics and laser programs. Our facility has approximately 10,000 square feet of floor space, including multiple classrooms and a clinic, as well as a student lounge, library, and media center to help give our students the best resources needed for a well-rounded education.
Our mission is to inspire individuals to discover their gifts and graces and support them as they share their talents with the world in a loving and profitable way.