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“We are travelers on a journey to the heart of life. We all find, in our own time and our own way, a path that leads us from constriction to expansion, from limitation to infinite possibility, from fear to love, and from separation to unity.”

Val Markovska

Val has been a seeker on the path of finding her true self and purpose all her life. Her adventurous spirit and desire to grow and be the best version of herself, led her on a transformative journey that started in her 20’s with practicing meditation, yoga and exploring the ancient wisdom of Eastern philosophies. 

Born in Bulgaria, Val  has been living in the United States for more than 30 years. While raising her daughter as a single mother, Val found inspiration and strength in expanding her knowledge, allowing her to go deeper in the spiritual quest to learn more about the Universe and her place in it. She continued studying and pursuing  teacher certification in yogic sciences.


Val is 200 RYT Anusara yoga teacher, with additional training in Therapeutic yoga, PranayamaReiki Master, and Spinal Flush sound therapy certified.

She had completed a Sound healing foundation training using crystal singing bowls. 

Val is a Chopra Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher.

Val’s passionate about learning and has found her purpose in sharing the wisdom of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, meditation, pranayama, and helping others live healthy, happy, harmonious life.  She leads her students on a mindful, playful journey of setting intentions to open the heart, challenge the mind, expand body and spirit, and bring lightness of being. 

As founder of Chicago-based, The Light Between, LLC, Val offers private, group classes, workshops, wellness retreats, both in-person and online, integrating the yogic sciences of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, as well as sound and energy healing and counseling people of all ages and all walks of life.

Val has organized and facilitated a number of online wellness events and workshops. She has participated in all events as a website and content creator as well as presenter.


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Facebook:  The Light Between



Ashley Aurora


Ashley Aurora may be young, but she has plenty of wisdom & experiences to share!


After leaving home to start college at 14, she realized that creation was her calling and became a rising star in the music and fashion spaces. Her life in Los Angeles was full of bustling social activity, glamour and opportunity. However, Ashley was starting to get a bit "soul-sick" in the world she had chosen.


She made the bold choice to pivot back to her roots, rekindling her relationship with meditation, intuitive guidance, and Reiki among other things, which had been her natural state in early age.


Ashley currently spends her days reconnecting with her inner child, communing with her 18-year old Dachshund in grassy fields, and building the foundation for a new aligned future that she intends to share joyfully with all who know her.

Ashley is currently in training to become a fully certified Dharma/Soul Purpose Coach with Sahara Rose at the Dharma Coaching Institute. She is keenly studying several different cognitive & somatic approaches to healing & living in alignment.


Combining major knowledge & wisdom from her mentors and coaches with her own hard-gained insights & intuitive downloads...Ashley is preparing to launch a dynamic, divinely inspired, trauma-informed & uniquely JOYFUL practice fit for a new era & a new paradigm, starting in 2023.

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