A gypsy, a wanderer. A person who lives a free spirited life and believes in truth, freedom, and love. Free spirit, non conformist, hippie, wild, free thinker, wanderer, adventurous, lover of life and beauty.
We both sat on an idea literally for years before pressing record. We wanted to create video content that would contribute more positivity, love, health, and wellness into this world, but had never shot a video and continued to use the excuse of “not having the resources or knowledge”. It wasn’t until 2014 when Mark tore his ACL and underwent knee surgery that his long painful recovery showed us the path. With Mark healing from surgery and having some extra time, we decided to invest some money, buy some camera gear, and simply take control of our own future. Completely self-taught, we began to create fitness and yoga videos growing, learning, and making mistakes as we went. It was a wonderful beginning…
Today we are so lucky and blessed to have Boho Beautiful inspire and impact the people who watch and participate in our videos. As a growing community for health and mindfulness, Boho Beautiful strives to bring and contribute more positivity to the world. We both continue to pour our hearts and souls into this project we created together which we built upon these ideas that we both truly believe in: becoming your personal best, bringing more kindness into this world, peace and equality for all beings, and the continued preservation of our planet so all can live happy, healthy, and free.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will be as one.”
Juliana has been a yoga, Pilates and fitness instructor for over 8 years. Her journey began after her rehabilitation from a serious back injury due to her professional athletic career. Juliana was an Olympic Level rhythmic gymnast that immigrated from Ukraine to Canada at the age of 10 and soon after became a professional athlete representing Canada worldwide. Juliana has won medals for Canada in Pan-American Games, Pacific Alliance Games, she was the Canadian National Champion, and was part of the 2008 Olympic Development Team training for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Due to the intensity of her training, Juliana unfortunately suffered a severe spinal injury prior to the Olympic qualifications forcing her to retire from her athletic career at the age of 17. Going through a hard transition and recovery Juliana reached out to Pilates and yoga to bring herself back to health and the rest was history.
For the last few years Juliana has and continues to help people gain strength, health, mindfulness, and healing across the globe. Before starting Boho Beautiful with her husband Mark, Juliana ran her own private training business, as well as worked for many reputable companies such as Equinox and other yoga studios in Toronto, Canada. At the moment Juliana and Mark are traveling the world, running the Boho Beautiful Youtube channel, and giving back the knowledge and gifts she has been blessed to learn with the rest of the world.
Mark began a career in music as a teenager when he started his own record label and began touring as an artist in different bands. His drive and passion for music fuelled him to not only independently release records and tour in his own punk rock band, but also to play bass and tour with Avril Lavigne as they launched her first record. At the same time as he was performing and recording music for himself, the artist’s on his record label eventually grew to collectively sell hundreds of thousands of records which in turn throttled Mark head first into the music industry. While in the music business Mark had a successful career scouting, helping to develop, and launching dozens of artist’s careers. Eventually he climbed the ladder while working at Universal Music Canada to become one of the youngest Head of A&R the country had ever seen. However, even while surrounded by “success” Mark felt his path had been altered somewhere along the way for the worse.
Then within months after meeting Juliana he did the one thing nobody expected: He quit… And for the most part in the music industry, he vanished. Needing to find himself again Mark found a new life working in television and partnering on new projects with his close friends. So with Juliana’s help, that was the beginning of a new life. Now, Mark continues to challenge himself- travelling with his wife, constantly creating new content, and giving back to the world where he can.