043 – Mary Thomas – on Healing, The Expectations of Birth and Embracing Surrender

Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today we are joined by the beautiful Mary Thomas.

Before we begin, there is a **Mindful Warning** to proceed with care, as this episode discusses fertility, birth and suicide, please exercise caution and kindness to yourself while listening as these topics may be triggering for some.

Mary is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, yoga and pilates teacher and a content creator, among many other things. Over the years Mary has dedicated countless hours to healing from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and past trauma, so that she could fulfil her life long dream of becoming a mother.

‘Wellness’ is the perfect word to describe Mary’s passion and purpose. She has wholeheartedly shaped her life around it and inspires her Instagram community each and every day with ways to improve their own. Today’s conversation is for anyone that has ever encountered illness or mental health issues, for anyone who has ever wanted to become a mother or who has gone through birth, and this episode is for anyone who has ever known struggle of any kind.

The message in this episode is so so special and we are so excited to bring it to you in time for Mother’s Day. Mums are so incredible and they have so much strength and resilience to go through the birthing experience, they truly are heroes and Mary’s story today is a true reminder of that strength.

In this episode we talk about evolving online, rebranding and being authentic to our individual growth. We discuss Mary’s experience with PCOS, bulimia, mental illness, her travels and wellness journey and we are guided into an incredible account of her birth story, with some incredible wisdom to take away from it. If you’ve been thinking about or are looking forward to getting pregnant or having a baby one day, then I definitely recommend you dive into this beautiful episode.

You can contact and connect with Mary via Instagram at @marythomaswellness and myself at @stephsanzaro
Thank you for joining us today, you can stay up to date with all of the upcoming episodes by pressing the subscribe button before you head off.

If any of the topics in today’s podcast brought up anything for you, take the time to reflect and to reach out to the appropriate support networks and services. It is never weak to speak. Please note these episodes do not serve as mental health advice.

Happy listening xx

Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today we are joined by the beautiful Mary Thomas.

Before we begin, there is a **Mindful Warning** to proceed with care, as this episode discusses fertility, birth and suicide, please exercise caution and kindness to yourself while listening if these topics may be triggering for you.

Mary is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, yoga and pilates teacher and a content creator, among many other things. Over the years Mary has dedicated countless hours to healing from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), an eating disorder, anxiety, depression and past trauma, so that she could fulfil her life long dream of becoming a mother.

‘Wellness’ is the perfect word to describe Mary’s passion and purpose. She has wholeheartedly shaped her life around it and inspires her instagram community each and every day with ways to improve their own. Today’s conversation is for anyone that has ever encountered illness or mental health issues, for anyone who has ever wanted to become a mother or who has gone through birth, and this episode is for anyone who has ever known struggle of any kind.

The message in this episode is so so special and we are so excited to bring it to you in time for Mother’s Day. Mums are so incredible and they have so much strength and resilience to go through the birthing experience, they truly are heroes and Mary’s story today is a true reminder of that strength.

In this episode we talk about evolving online, rebranding and being authentic to our individual growth. We discuss Mary’s experience with PCOS, bulimia, mental illness, her travels and wellness journey and we are guided into an incredible account of her birth story, with some incredible wisdom to take away from it. If you’ve been thinking about or are looking forward to getting pregnant or having a baby one day, then I definitely recommend you dive into this beautiful episode.

You can contact and connect with Mary via Instagram at @marythomaswellness and myself at @stephsanzaro
Thank you for joining us today, you can stay up to date with all of the upcoming episodes by pressing the subscribe button before you head off.

If any of the topics in today’s podcast brought up anything for you, take the time to reflect and to reach out to the appropriate support networks and services. It is never weak to speak. Please note these episodes do not serve as mental health advice.

Happy listening xx


042 – Finding Awakening In Every Moment with Ryan Mannix

Episode 42 with Ryan Mannix.

Hello and welcome to the first episode of 2021 and might I say… we are starting off the year with a magical conversation with the incredible Ryan Mannix.

Who is Ryan Mannix at a glance?

Rye was a pro athlete running for Australia, who after an unfortunate accident with a motorbike during a race was left with a lost sense of identity as everything he knew was upended by strenuous injury.

But this is only a small portion his journey, with so much greatness since and so much more to still unfold!

Rye stumbled upon yoga during his recovery and subsequently found his way into becoming one of Victoria’s most well known faces of mindful movement; teaching meditation and yoga, state and Australia wide and leading incredible running groups that cultivate a sense of community and collective growth.

This man is a wonder, with a passion for service and I am so excited for you to dive into this episode and into all of the incredible teachings he shares with us.

This conversation feels like magic. There is something so welcoming and calming about Rye’s presence and voice.

Rye talks to us about connecting into our bodies, our feelings and finding a greater sense of awareness in everything around us. He provides a very beautiful insight into how we can accept and even welcome anxiety. He graces us with countless philosophies from buddhism, yoga sutras and from the great teachers like Ram Das.

Rye is all about collective elevation and accelerating as a community and he leads by example by teaching from the heart here in this episode today, sharing from a place of genuine intent of helping elevate the consciousness of whoever finds this episode.

We touch on comparison, celebrating the wins of others, on the spot mindful practices, why values are important, running away from our problems, vulnerability and shared experience, and why it’s so important for us to ‘allow’ our emotions to just be.

If you would like to connect with Rye you can find him on instagram at @ryanmannix_yoga or at his new studio in Torquay – It’s All Yoga.

Connect with your host on Instagram at @stephsanzaro xx

Hello and welcome to the first episode of 2021 and might I say… we are starting off the year with a magical conversation with the incredible Ryan Mannix.

Who is Ryan Mannix at a glance?

Rye was a pro athlete running for Australia, who after an unfortunate accident with a motorbike during a race was left with a lost sense of identity as everything he knew was upended by strenuous injury.

But this is only a small portion his journey, with so much greatness since and so much more to still unfold!

Rye stumbled upon yoga during his recovery and subsequently found his way into becoming one of Victoria’s most well known faces of mindful movement; teaching meditation and yoga, state and Australia wide and leading incredible running groups that cultivate a sense of community and collective growth.

This man is a wonder, with a passion for service and I am so excited for you to dive into this episode and into all of the incredible teachings he shares with us.

This conversation feels like magic. There is something so welcoming and calming about Rye’s presence and voice.

Rye talks to us about connecting into our bodies, our feelings and finding a greater sense of awareness in everything around us. He provides a very beautiful insight into how we can accept and even welcome anxiety. He graces us with countless philosophies from buddhism, yoga sutras and from the great teachers like Ram Das.

Rye is all about collective elevation and accelerating as a community and he leads by example by teaching from the heart here in this episode today, sharing from a place of genuine intent of helping elevate the consciousness of whoever finds this episode.

We touch on comparison, celebrating the wins of others, on the spot mindful practices, why values are important, running away from our problems, vulnerability and shared experience, and why it’s so important for us to ‘allow’ our emotions to just be.

If you would like to connect with Rye you can find him on instagram at @ryanmannix_yoga or at his new studio in Torquay – It’s All Yoga.

Connect with your host on Instagram at @stephsanzaro xx


This episode discusses:

  • running towards life, but away from your problems
  • why we should aim to spend time with people that inspire us
  • how we can learn about ourself through others
  • the importance of collective energy and accelerating as a community
  • how we can step out of comparison
  • why we should celebrate the wins of others
  • why on the spot mindful practices are so powerful
  • how suffering and dissatisfaction are simply an opinion
  • working and reframing our conditioned thought patterns
  • why we should to get clear on our values
  • vulnerability, connection and shared experience
  • how to welcome anxiety like a friend
  • why it’s important for us to accept and allow our emotions to just be
  • how an unfortunate accident can eventually be the catalyst for awakening
  • why yoga is the teacher

We thank you so much for listening and if you would like to stay connected then you may hit the subscribe button for updates on future episodes, or if it so serves you, then a 5 star review would be warmly welcomed.

Rye and I would both love to hear from you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Happy listening,

Steph xx

037 – Rituals, Gratitude and Journaling with Your Host

This solo episode is all about rituals, gratitude and journaling! After a few requests, I decided to combine the three into a short 25 minute episode sharing my morning rituals/morning routine that I use to create a really beautiful mindset for the day, a template for my journal entries and why I appreciate gratitude as a means for elevating our vibration. If you enjoy this episode you can connect with me further via @stephsanzaro on Instagram xx

Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today you are joining me for a short solo episode on Rituals, Gratitude and Journaling.

Over the past month I have had a few requests to talk about my journaling and morning rituals, so I decided to combine them and to discuss a little bit about gratitude as well, three things that I like to use to elevate my morning and to start my day off in a beautiful mindset.

I have been using writing as a form of self exploration for many years but I’ve only adopted a daily journaling habit within the past year and I have seen it as a beautiful time for self reflection and a source of greater understanding. I share my template for journaling here with you today, not as a recommendation but simply as a peek into my own practice.

In the current moment I am apart of a wonderful yoga immersion called 40 Days and 40 Nights run by the fantastic Bec over at Zero Point Yoga. In this episode I briefly talk about what the course has been like and the rituals involved. This has been such a brilliant investment in helping me to learn and adopt new skills into my every day life, I could not recommend it more. To find out when her next enrolment will be, stay tuned here.

In this episode we will look a little further into why gratitude is so important and how starting our day with appreciation can be so important for us in focusing on the good energy rather than the negative.

Today we discuss:

  • morning rituals and routines
  • small introduction to Zero Point Yoga’s 40 Days and 40 Nights yoga immersion
  • movement for mental health
  • nourishing our body through food
  • creating gratitude lists
  • a template for my journal entries
  • feelings, validation and mapping
  • writing as a tool for self exploration

Thank you so much for listening and sharing your time with me. You can connect with me over at @stephsanzaro on Instagram, your thoughts and feelings are always welcome.

Happy listening,

Steph x

031 – The Power of Manifestation with Your Host

In episode 31, a solo episode with your host, we discuss the idea of Manifestation. We talk about the importance of visualisation and calling in your ideal future, feeling your desires and getting clear on your vision. We discuss the innate goodness of people and the importance to finding gratitude in each day, the significance of a positive mindset and walking with an open mind. Connect with your host on instagram via @stephsanzaro Happy listening! x

Welcome to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast, today you are joining me for another solo episode about the power of manifestation.

Manifestation is something that is a little ‘woo woo’ and highly spiritual and I’ll admit that growing up I kind of just thought it was a bit of nonsense.

But over the past few years, as I have dove into spirituality and self development works, I have found myself doing my own manifestation practices and have seen it bring forth many amazing opportunities, simply by putting it out into the universe.

In this episode I will take you through:

  • a little run down on the past 6 months and how manifestation has played it’s part
  • the innate goodness of people at a core level
  • how we must find gratitude in every day and hour
  • the importance of feeling your deepest desires
  • journalling, as a form of calling in your ideal future
  • getting clear on your vision
  • the significance of a positive mindset and an open mind
  • trusting in the process and allowing whatever will come, to come

I hope you all enjoy this short solo episode and that it opens your mind to seeing the world in a new and different way.

If you have any feedback or comments, please do not hesitate to connect with me through Instagram at @stephsanzaro I would love to hear from you!

Love Steph xx

All the Noods – Edamame and Zucchini Pasta – GF + VEGAN

A quick and easy gluten free pasta alternative recipe that is packed full of protein, fibre and vitamins!

I’m a massive fan of who ever created these edamame noodles or pasta (whichever you wanna call it)!

They are so versatile and I find myself always grabbing them when I am craving something carby, but full of protein and fibre!

This recipe is something I just threw together one night and it was super delicious!

I hope you enjoy it!


All the Noods – Edamame and Zucchini Pasta – GF + VEGAN

Serves: 1 big serve or 2 small

What you need:

Zucchini spiraler, fry pan, chopping boards, knives, tongs, measuring utensils.

Ingredients:

1/4 packet of edamame pasta (noodles)
1/4 spanish onion sliced
2 tbs of sun-dried tomatoes
oil from the sun dried tomatoes
4 stalks of asparagus chopped in inches
1/2 a tub of yellow cherry tomatoes left whole
1 medium zucchini spiralised
pink Himalayan salt
cracked black pepper


Method:

  1. Cook the edamame pasta per packet instructions, then rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.
  2. At the same time, heat 1 tsp of the oil in a fry pan on a medium heat, add in the onion and the asparagus and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini spirals and edamame pasta and use tongs to mix well. Heat for 2 minutes then turn heat off.
  5. Season with lots of fresh cracked black pepper and some pink Himalayan salt.
  6. Mix through 2 tsp’s of the sun-dried tomato oil and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and feel free to share your creations with me over on instagam @stephsanzaro 🙂

Happy Cooking

Steph xx