Episode #13: Creating Homemade Lingerie to Empower Women with Sasti

Sasti has been living in Bali for 9 years. She quit her 9-5 job in order to build her homemade lingerie brand. In this episode, she tells the story of leaving her comfort zone, family and friends in Jakarta and her full-time job to pursue her passion for creating beautiful and colorful lingerie that enables women to feel comfortable in their own skin.

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Episode #11: Building a Fitness Empire with Elbert Tiwa

Elbert Tiwa is the first person in Indonesia to start a true bootcamp-style gym. As a former US Marine, athlete and Under Armour Ambassador, he knows exactly how to bring fun into a proper military inspired fitness program. He specializes in combat fitness and high intensity tactical training.

He founded Empire Fit Club originally in Jakarta and now, due to popular demand, he has started a new gym located smack dab in in the middle of the beautiful Bali rice fields (literally). The gym offers three concepts that makes you want to return to sweat again: variety, community and structured programs. On top of that, the outdoor Bali vibes is something that makes Empire fitness is unique and highly sought after.

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Episode #10: Retiring with a Mission – Bringing Essential Care and Education to Rural Bali with Sue Bishop of Rumah Sehat

Retiring to Bali is something that many people dream of doing but retirement on this beautiful island had much more in store for Ray and Sue Bishop. Instead of falling into a life of relaxation, the Bishops founded Rumah Sehat Bali – a small non-profit charity that now does big things to bring healthcare and education to the poorest regions in Bali.

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Episode #8: Uplifting Orphans Through Surf and Environmental Training with Rodney Westerlaken

It all started with a small surf trip and then turned into a passion for orphans and Indonesia as a whole. Rodney Westerlaken agreed to sit down and chat with us about the awesome surf foundation he created to help teach orphans in Bali how to surf, swim and respect the environment. He has some inspiring stories and helpful insight that will surprise you about Balinese culture and orphanages.

Rodney also shares important information from his research on Indonesia and talks about the importance of being respectful of different cultures even if you disagree with them. He has some great insight into how to get involved and make the biggest impact when you see a problem and also the best ways to support people in the wake of a natural disaster. He really shows and shares his love for Indonesia and passion for making a difference while living a life he loves – we know you’ll be inspired!

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Episode #1: Welcome to the Living in Bali Podcast with Sarah & Olivia

In this very first episode, we (Sarah & Olivia) will share our stories about how we ended up in Bali, what we’re doing here and the challenges we’ve faced. We’ll explain why we decided to start a podcast and the importance of allowing your curiosity to guide you. You’ll also get a sneak peek at the inspiring lineup of adventurous entrepreneurs and change-makers that will be appearing on the upcoming episodes.

We are so excited to bring you all kinds of inspiring stories as well as helpful tips on life, work and fun in Bali!

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