Kayla's Wholesome Life

Yoga . Health . Lifestyle

My story

 HELLO + WELCOME! I'm so glad you found me!

My name is Kayla McDonald and I am the founder of Kayla's Wholesome Life based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. I am a Yoga Teacher, Registered Nurse and passionate lover of all things Health, Wellness and Happiness.   


My passion is to teach, inspire and empower you to be the best version of yourself. I absolutely love educating my clients on health in a holistic manner, encouraging balance of the mind, body and spirit. I believe that health isn’t just a one size fits all and nor should it be, we are all beautifully unique! Through my own personal journey of trial and error I have discovered the secret sauce to living, that thing we all long for is... HEALTH and HAPPINESS and I endeavour to share it with you.  


I haven't always been abundant in my health and wellbeing in fact, growing up and into my early 20s I had a very poor mindset, I despised exercise and was on the cusp of an eating disorder. I was experiencing extreme anxiety, low moods and self worth issues. My life was completely out of balance and I was ALWAYS sick. I suffered with chronic fatigue, seasonal allergies and debilitating eczema all year round. I was experiencing chronic back, neck and shoulder pain due to my scoliosis and poor posture, which led me to turn to pharmaceutical intervention to relieve the pain, that was until I found yoga. 


I took my first yoga class in 2013 after hitting rock bottom with my health, mindset and realationships. I like to think that the practice found me just as much as I found it. I can truthfully say that without my daily practice I would not be who I am today. I instantly fell in love with how good Yoga made me feel inside and out and right away I knew this was the path I was supposed be on. I couldn’t touch my toes, everything hurt, I felt absolutely ridiculous for even being in the class however, for the first time ever, I felt at home. I knew that this was a gift that I had to share, so five years later with a dream and vision in my heart to share the healing practices of yoga with as many people as I could, I went on to complete my Yoga Teacher Training at Essence of Living on the Gold Coast.

The practice of Yoga has literally saved my life, helped me step into my truth and continuously guides me back to my real and authentic state of being. I live and breathe what I teach and hope to inspire you find your rhythm and flow in life, with the guidance of a daily Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation practice. My wish for you is that you too can find peace and serenity in all areas of your life.

I always endeavour to combine the fundamental loves of my life into each class I teach - nurturing the mind, body and spirit. It's when we honour all three areas of life, that we can thrive, live optimally, achieve greatness, truly live in the moment and show gratitude for the gifts and challenges of life.

My mission is to inspire, empower and uplift my clients, I want you to always feel safe and supported. I truly believe that every situation in life may not be great but there is greatness to be found in any moment. How your life plays out all comes down your perspective and mindset, so if you show gratitude, you will find yourself experiencing absolute bliss everyday, if you honour your inner child - you will naturally experience more FUN! Life is challenging enough which is why I endeavour to keep my classes light hearted and my consultations down-to-earth, whilst still maintaining the sacred traditions of Yoga and respecting the science behind the body, mind and spirit. I hope to see you  really soon on the mat!

From my heart to yours,


Kayla x

"My mission is to pursue life mindfully - to practice self love, empowerment, kindness and compassion towards myself and every other being I connect with, because when I live consciously and transform myself the world transforms with me."             

- Kayla McDonald 



Kayla's classes are thoughtful, well sequenced and both challenging yet relaxing. She listened to what I was looking for and made sure to incorporate my needs into each class. Her bright and nurturing personality make me feel like I am in good hands. I would highly recommend Kayla! 


Kayla is one of those people you meet and you just want to be around them all the time. Before meeting kayla I didn't have a regular Yoga practice however, after doing her class she has inspired me to do at least one class a week. Kayla is a beautiful teacher and encourages me to love my practice even when it becomes a challenge. Kayla has a bright soul and a beautiful teaching technique.


Kayla's classes are fun dynamic and soothing. I felt physically challenged which I really enjoyed and then really calm and relaxed towards the end. Kayla's classes are the perfect balance of yin and yang.

Susan Elliot

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Sunshine Coast, Australia 4575




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