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about syd

about sydney

Sydney Strabala grew up in southern California, climbing trees and expressing herself through creative arts the day she could hold a paintbrush. As a young adult she discovered yoga and meditation and has been on the pursuit of self-study and Truth ever since.

Sydney is a highly experienced events and program coordinator and a passionate yogi with a personal mission statement: to empower human beings to step into their embodied Truth. For the past ten years, she has been professionally empowering others, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. Sydney is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga + Meditation Teacher, Breathwork Coach, and Sound Healing Practitioner. She is also an advocate for self-expression. Sydney is a multi-medium artist and successful creative director, loving both visual arts and vibrational arts. Sydney believes that authentic self-expression and the pursuit of spirituality are deeply intertwined. Her word for this integration is SOUL-EXPRESSION.

In 2016 she founded a creative collective in Los Angeles: Underground Society | The ReRoot Retreats - supporting and providing a safe space for all types of people to commune and explore creative consciousness at workshops, art shows, and retreats.

Sydney is a devoted student of life and teacher who shares her love for life through her offerings. Her teaching method draws on multiple yogic lineages - creating a transmission where traditional wisdom is accessible to the modern mind. Her classes focus on Kundalini Yoga, meditation, breath, mantra, sound healing and self reflection. Sydney creates an environment for self-discovery, play, heart opening and deep inner connection at all her retreats, workshops and classes. She has taught global residencies at yoga studios all around the world, ALO Yoga Online, Newport Academy Rehabilitation Treatment Centers, corporate events, and music festivals.


Learn more here about what kinds of yoga, meditation, breathwork and sound sessions Sydney offers.

Through her own dedication to personal growth and creativity, to her graceful ability to inspire groups, Sydney is honored to guide others in their unique journeys of true self-love and self-expression. Find out about upcoming events.

soul - expression

/ˈsōl - ikˈspreSHən/


1. projecting out ones true Self.

2. living ones most authentic life.

3. using any type of creative outlet to self-express.


2. a creation or something that manifests, embodies, or symbolizes your unique Soul.



Available for private 1:1 sessions, group workshops + online + corporate events









commissioned artwork, large scale murals, spoken work poetry

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I almost didn't go! Despite my continued hesitation I listened to my heart. Well thank God  I did go, because in less than 48 hours, I grew significantly as a person and completely shifted perspectives.  I am literally a different person in the same body.

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Before Syd even said anything, her presence put me at ease, made me feel welcome, and opened my heart. She is so genuine, uplifting, and open hearted, and she makes each student feel so special. Her enthusiasm about yoga is infectious, and I loved her explanations for the origins of some of the practices and translation of the mantras.



I am so grateful for the conscious community Sydney has brought together! I acknowledged parts of myself I've closed off or have been hiding from. I know I am light but I've been afraid of my dark. This retreat made me realize I have nothing to be afraid of. I can be fearless. I feel confident to have found a community that truly supports one another.


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I began to realize that my self expression would be my creativity and my presence alone was enough. The Retreat was one of the most unique experiences of my life where after one weekend, it wasn’t weird to tell one another “I love you”. These friends are people who I truly cherish in my life 

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