About Karla

Karla is a healer and facilitator dedicated to supporting people through life transitions and transformations. Her extensive training in Ka Huna massage, Lomi Lomi, counselling and facilitation enable a truly holistic and integrative approach to healing and wellbeing.


A gentle soul with a courageous heart, Karla guides people with love and presence, drawing from her life experiences to bring healing and balance on every level; mind, body, spirit and soul.  She understands many walks of life after working as an Advanced Care Paramedic throughout rural and remote regions of Queensland.


Balanced and grounded Karla holds a safe and sacred space for deep transformation and healing. Karla is both an empath and a warrior, she feels the pain of others, but blazes the way for rapid growth and healing. She has witnessed many human traumas and tragedies in her past experiences as a paramedic and chooses to use these felt experiences to better understand and empathise with her clients, or as she prefers to say, her people.

Kala in the Hawaiian philosophy means: there are no limits, be free. It is this secret of the ancient Ka Hunas that Karla wishes to pass on through her daily practice.


You can find out more about Karla and her facilitation work here: www.youngshamanfoundation.com


Did you know, that every time you choose to receive this nurturing massage you are also supporting a thriving ecosystem? Every dollar Karla receives enables her to continue the work of the Young Shaman Foundation. This foundation exists to connect people to Indigenous culture and to nature, to return to reverence and compassion. 


I am also a poet, a writer and a public speaker. More on the Huna Philosophy page

My Autobiography 


Blogs & Stories



Level 7 training in Ka Huna Massage through Mette’s Institute (Kin Kin, Australia)


Certificate in Lomi Lomi with Hanuni (completed in Hawaii using traditional techniques)


Certificate in Ili ili Hot Stones massage with Sue Lee (Melbourne)


Certificate in Counselling through ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology) 


Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) through QUT (Queensland University of Technology)


Facilitation certificate for Leadership through Mette’s Institute (Kin Kin, Australia)


Facilitation certificate for Rites of Passage with Arne Rubinstein (Main Arm, NSW)




Karla has a truly sacred gift. Experiencing her massage took me on a journey which was both deeply embodied and powerfully other worldly. The way she held and danced around my body made me feel so safe and supported like I had stepped back into the arms of my mother, back to the womb. She creates a safe, nurturing, and honouring space for deep healing to occur supported by beautiful music and incredible sounding. Thank you so much for the oppotunity to come home to myself Karla! I was deeply moved and healed by our session together and highly recommend this medicine woman's healing hands.

- Serra Stone


Karla Riddell - email: karla@sacredhunahealing.com - phone: 0437525448

acknowledge that I live and work on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and I acknowledge their 100,000 year old living culture and connection they maintain. Thank you.