Yoga class will benefit animals
Mark and Juliana Spicoluk have been spreading positivity all over the world, and they will soon continue this in Estacada.
The husband and wife team, founders of lifestyle and travel YouTube channel Boho Beautiful, will soon embark on the Positive Movement Tour and hold yoga classes at animal nonprofit organizations across the United States. All proceeds benefit the local organizations, and the Boho Beautiful team will be at Out to Pasture Animal Sanctuary from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10.
"We wanted to create something that could help people in the world," Mark said.
Originally from Canada, Juliana and Mark recently returned to North America after spending eight months in Southeast Asia, where they created a variety of YouTube videos.
Boho Beautiful's content focuses on yoga, meditation and travel.
Prior to their travels in Southeast Asia, Juliana and Mark sold the majority of their belongings and converted their van into a tiny home. Additionally, they created a series of videos to highlight their journey from their previous day-to-day life to searching for something that offered greater meaning.
"Our Boho Diaries series was shot in Southeast Asia and showcases who we are, leaving everything behind," Mark said. "It's documenting the journey of two people looking for something more. Rather than filling ourselves up with what we think is out there, we want to let what's out there fill us up."
While in Southeast Asia, the pair strived to shoot videos in unique locations and highlight remote areas of the countries they visited.
"We made it our mission to shoot videos in the most remote locations," Mark said.
Juliana and Mark see several correlations between the travel, meditation and yoga themes of the videos they create.
"We want to tie spirituality of the soul, and fitness of the mind and body together," Mark said. "(Travel is) good for the soul. It helps exercise perception and grow consciousness levels."
Since completing their journey through Southeast Asia several months ago, Juliana and Mark have been back in Canada, living a "nomadic lifestyle" in their van-turned-tiny-house, preparing for the Positive Movement Tour. The tour will begin in Seattle on Sept. 9 and end in San Diego on Nov. 21. In between, there are 37 stops in cities across the U.S.
"We wanted to bring Boho Beautiful into the physical world," Juliana said, discussing the inspiration for the Positive Movement Tour. "(Through YouTube), an incredible online community has developed. (The Positive Movement Tour) felt like an incredible opportunity to meet these people in person."
Through the tour, Mark and Juliana also hope to highlight "good people doing good things."
"We met many people in Southeast Asia who were building schools or running animal sanctuaries," Mark said. "We want to bring attention to, and raise money for, good people doing good things here in North America."
They are eager to embark on the tour and support a variety of animal nonprofit organizations, such as Out to Pasture in Estacada. They will cover all tour expenses themselves, and 100 percent of funds raised at each event will stay with the local nonprofit organization.
"We believe deeply in philanthropy, and giving back to animals and people in the world," Juliana said.
In addition to a one hour yoga session surrounded by the animals of Out to Pasture, the event in Estacada will feature raffle drawings, music and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring between $10 and $20 for the donation-based event.
"We're excited to have incredible times with incredible people," Juliana said. "I hope everyone has a wonderful time doing yoga and petting animals."