When it comes to healing modalities and wellness practices, Karuna DiLibero's first love was Yoga, followed closely by its sister science, Ayurveda and then later Aromatherapy. Karuna lives and teaches what she calls Sacred Sadhana, which also happens to be the name of her business. Sadhana is a Sanskrit word for lifestyle practices or daily rituals that are incorporated mindfully into our lives, done continuously, over a long period of time, with dedication and devotion. This creates daily health practices that ensure a life of full integration, happiness and spiritual fulfillment.
Karuna grew up as the “black sheep” of her family as she never resonated with conventional ways of treating illness or symptoms. Instead, she was drawn to look for natural ways to feel better and enjoyed researching and learning about alternative healing modalities and substances.
As much as today Karuna is the healthiest and happiest she’s ever been, life wasn’t always easy and pretty. At the very lowest point in her life, Karuna was invited by a friend to learn about yoga. After about a decade of consistent, repetitive self-abuse, severe depression and feeling much a victim of life, Karuna no longer wanted to live her life as if living in an empty shell. Feeling quite uninterested and uninspired, she was convinced by her good friend to come try yoga out with her. Fascinated by her life transformation following her discovery of yoga practice when her own world was upside down, Karuna began her journey into blissful health and true wellness, gradually yet consistently feeling better and better the more she practiced. She started recovering her love of life, and a new life passion was born. She decided she needed to expand to reach all those who also need the change she so desperately did once. Karuna has now been teaching yoga for over 2 decades and is an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.)
With her natural inclination to learn more, she discovered Ayurveda when she was working at a yoga studio in Santa Fe, NM. She experienced the modality at a friend’s Ayurvedic Spa, then felt interested in learning more as she realized it helped her make better health decisions and take better care of herself. She soon decided she wanted to extend the benefits to her yoga students and clients; they really loved it and benefited from her new skillset. Karuna she became a certified Ayurvedic Spa Technician in 2010, and a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) in 2015.
While living and teaching yoga in Tulum, Karuna was working closely with healing foods and herbs, and often found exciting and interesting new classes to attend in her local community. One of the classes she attended was Aromatherapy 101, in which she had an amazing experience with Wild Orange essential oil. It touched her at a deep, energetic level and she had a profound experience of joy. When she smelled it, it instantly made her smile and feel really good! She then learned that particular essential oil is known as the Happiness oil, or the Sunshine in a Bottle, and that it has the vibration of Abundance, something she was needing more of at that time in her life. Karuna started using and experimenting with aromas and essential oils in her yoga classes, with herself and her students. She found that they were excellent for health support while traveling, easing discomforts, balancing and restoring, and also realized they were an excellent complement to Ayurveda. Karuna was 100% inspired by this life-changing experience and pursued training with doTERRA essential oils and has been in business with them since 2014. She is currently studying to become a certified Aromatherapist.
Karuna’s love of self-evolution is driving her to deepen her studies in Shamanism + Spiritual Counseling as well. Stay tuned for more of her upcoming gift experiences!