Hello! My name is Karen Willis.

I call myself an “Experience Maker” specializing in Active Travel for people who like “Simple Luxury”.

I created Bootcamp Bali Style in 2008 and since then I’ve hosted hundreds of retreats. I’m proud to say Sharing Bali broke the retreat rules. At the time, there was only luxury retreats or “go hard or go home” type fitness camps on the market. We created fun, affordable healthy retreats based on simple living in a Bali village.

I love to travel solo, it’s my time to rediscover who I am, but most of all I love small group travel.

Cantik, my Pomeranian, known as the CEO, takes up a large part of my heart.

Hello! I’m Jo Sharp.

I’m a wellness coach, fitness trainer & lifestyle mentor, who helps  transform lives into ones filled with extraordinary adventures. The founder of Sharp Moves Fitness.

From living next door to the Dalai Lama in India to working as an undercover cop in Sydney, I’ve collected experiences rather than things in my life journeys.

With a soul of gypsy I’m an avid traveler, but always drawn back to my love of Bali. I partnered with Karen and Sharing Bali to run my Bali Fitness Retreats for over 8 years.

Based in Sydney, I run regular retreats in Byron Bay, Sydney, Bali and have expanded to other exotic locations such as Fiji , New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Kakadu.

Destiny brought Jo and I together on the island of Bali. We pinch ourselves as we reflect on our story here…. The Two Of Us. An ex police officer and a fashion brand strategist join forces in Bali.

Bootcamp Bali Style expanded to retreats involving Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Writing and Spiritual Discovery along with private groups. We learnt so much over those 10 years of retreats, building our confidence to keep evolving, never losing sight of what we believed in.

Exploring Timor-Leste led to a new path, making the way for new destinations.

We were ready to break the rules again. Discover more villages. Create new experiences.

Reimagine. Reinvent.

We’ve taken everything we loved about what we do to new destinations.

I (Karen) added Timor-Leste & The French Alps. Jo paved the way to Fiji,  Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Kakadu.

We’re inviting you to join our travels to new villages around the world. We run most of the retreats together, occasionally we go solo.

Say hello to Sharing Bali & Beyond.

 

It’s all about Active Travel + Simple Luxury.

Here’s our checklist for everything we want it to be for you……

  • Active. Every day. In the outdoors.
  • Healthy without the need to diet or detox. Local food is what we do.
  • We don’t ‘check in’, instead we ‘move in’ and get a taste of local life. (We really don’t like to unpack my bag in a different place every day).
  • Fun. Friendly. Attitude counts, age is irrelevant. Everyone has a story.
  • A little indulgent. Pack the dress or a nice shirt for the guys. We like a wine at the end of the day sometimes.
  • At times, adventurous. Pack the hiking boots. Challenges are good. (nothing scary!)
  • A time to disconnect to reconnect. Switch off the devices for a while.
  • Inspiring. Bring your sense of curiosity and wonder.
  • Different every day. We may stay in one place, but we won’t be getting stuck in a routine.
  • Personal. Small groups allow for the best stories around the dining table.

We’ve taken all the stress and the unknown out of planning a trip of your dreams in another country. We’ve done the research and testing, saving you hours of Google searches. Thanks to local friends we know the best places to hike, cycle, stay, eat, drink and have fun. Your itinerary is unique, and lets you get right into the destination as soon as you arrive.

And just like Sharing Bali, we have only one wish for you…..

That you go home a little more in love with life.

That’s us. Thanks for reading our story. Stay in touch via the newsletter. Even better, we would love to meet you on one of our trips and get to know your story.

Karen & Jo

An update from Karen….

Recently I ‘retired’, not from life, simply from business. I continue to be committed to SB&B with heart, soul and effort, but I’m happy for the business to be taken over by the valued partners we have built up over the years. I’m looking forward to more time to enjoy village life, volunteer to help others with my years of experience and finally commit to spending more time writing. I’ll be in touch via my blog and there may be a book in me yet.