Bali BISA

Bali BISA, Sanur: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bali BISA Reviews: 5/5

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CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 award winner welcomes students and models to our Spa, Massage, Wellness,and Aesthetics School located in the coastal tourism community of Sanur. Bali BISA was established in 2006 by Penny Ellis, a 40+ year veteran of the spa and wellness industry who has received many regional and international awards. Bali BISA offers training in many spa and wellness modalities....whether your plan is to learn Balinese healing methods just for fun, prepare to enter the industry as a professional or expand your career expertise, we are able to offer many course curriculums to suit your needs. Not sure what you need to do? Send us an email and we will help you to choose the right course. Bali BISA embraces the serenity and culture that enhances the Bali way of Life. Our tranquil environment with world class spa facilities provides our students with an energetic, inspiring and enjoyable atmosphere which is focused on maximizing student opportunities to gain the knowledge required to apply the skills required to reach their full potential in this fast growing industry. Bali BISA is recognized as a major force in spa and wellness education globally, and is renowned for its teaching excellence to produce outstanding professional graduates. To this end many employers seek our graduated students as we provide the most up to date training in line with International Standards, including CIBTAC, plus many of our own specially-designed courses. Our professional tutors are selected for their outstanding abilities as Spa Therapists and they undergo a rigorous training program at Bali BISA to enable them to become highly qualified tutors. Our passionate tutors are committed to creating a learning atmosphere of warmth, mutual respect, inspiration and enthusiasm to encourage students to achieve success and prepare for their future career in one of today's most exciting professions. Bali BISA is a recognized accredited Spa and Massage Therapy school both nationally and internationally accredited by CIBTAC, BABTAC and the Denpasar Education Department. We are looking forward to have you join us in Our Vision..... Bringing Internationally Recognized Spa Standards to our students, and introduce the time honored Therapies from the Eastern and Western cultures in a peaceful environment of learning Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om Penny Ellis - Founder
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vadtulok
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Excellent
Aug 2020
I had an online course with Bali Bisa, everything was excellent, the course went smooth, My tutor, Tini was really helpful and friendly.
Written September 20, 2020
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Hi Vadtulok, I am so happy your course went so well for you. We have tried to add extra to our online courses based on what we teach in our school. Hence making them different to the usual on-line courses. Congratulations on passing your exam. Hope to see you for the next one. All the best to you
Written October 20, 2020
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Angela M
3 contributions
Another fantastic massage
Feb 2020 • Solo
I am a regular client of BaliBisa and enjoy coming to the school on a weekly basis. The professionalism and teaching methods are first class and both the students and trainers are really friendly. The environment provides the backdrop to calm and relaxing meditative vibes during your massage experience. Trainers usually teach students on a one to one basis and you always feel completely at ease. I would definitely recommend anyone to come, either as a student on a massage course or as a model. Both experiences leave you feeling wonderful.
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear Angela, On behalf of myself and our team, I thank you for your recommendation. We value your continued support for our students to have the opportunity to work with clients while they are learning, as it gives them much confidence from the feedback they get from you and many other clients. It also gives them a real experience of working in the Spa Industry. Our students learning environment is very important to us. However I have to say our clients are as important and we are very grateful to you for giving up your time to come and enjoy what they are learning and also to see how they progress into truly world class therapists at the end of their course. Many thanks for your continued support. If you are living in Sanur and would also like to be a client for our students, feel free to call us.
Written February 8, 2020
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Ann Marie S
2 contributions
Great School
Aug 2019 • Solo
What can I say. The best experience! Penny and her staff are wonderful! Learned so much from highly trained teachers and met so many people from all over the world. Highly recommend to everyone.
Written February 4, 2020
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Hi Ann What can I say, thank you. It is our mission to ensure all students enjoy their journey of learning Spa Therapy but also the journey of learning the magnificent people and culture Bali has to offer during your time with us. I wish you all the success in the world and very much look forward to hearing the next road in your journey.
Written February 5, 2020
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Emma-louise S
7 contributions
An experience that i will cherish <3
Nov 2019 • Solo
What can i say? Just finished ten weeks learning some unique massage techniques at this spa academy. I loved every minute of training here. The trainers have very high standards and are very experienced and knowledgable. They have worked all over the world and it was exciting getting to know them all and the paths they have taken in this special industry. I learnt so much here, but more importantly, I had fun and laughed a lot. The school trains students for internationally recognised qualifications such as CIBTAC and VTCT, however, they also have their own certification which is well recognised and highly regarded in the industry. I only finished today and i miss them all already. Thank you so much to my trainers Rini, Eni, Tini, Hani, Wati, and the rest of the team. Also special thanks to Gina and Dayu in the office who are very efficient at email correspondence and put up with me changing my courses many times! Thank you to Dayu who also accompanied me to immigration twice to get my visa extended. Thank you to the wonderful ladies who cooked me lunch every day and worked so hard to turn around the linen for our treatments. Thank you to the boys in the office for their tech skills and setting me up with the training DVDs. And finally, thank you to Penny for developing an exceptional school in paradise. You made my time here feel homely with your familar accent and all round warmth. Ill also miss the school dog, Mango who made me laugh a lot with his crazy sleeping positions and just how he wanted to get involved with everything so much. Sending so much love to you all and hope to see you in the not so distant future. Love, Emma Sargeant
Written November 27, 2019
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Hi Emma, Over the years we have had many wonderful students coming to study with us. Many have found amazing jobs around the world of which we are very proud for them. Every now and again a bright glorious shining star graces our school. And you Emma are one of them. Thank you so much for sharing your never ending enthusiasm, dedication, laughter and joy with us. It really does make our job worthwhile when we get students like yourself who appreciate how hard all of the trainers work to ensure the students get the best possible training for their future careers. I know we will be seeing you again. And I know you will be a shining star in your new chosen career. I can't wait to see what your future will bring. All the best from all of us here at Bali BISA. Keep in touch. Penny PS Mango is missing you.
Written November 28, 2019
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desi_moel
Ars-en-Re, France67 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019
Comeback to Bali with no plan other than diving, and surfing. Then a post of someone passed on my facebook's feed, she took a massage training in Bali. So passed in my mind why to not doing that as well? So the search on google began.

I've sent emails to more than 5 places of Massage School. The only place that available to do the course in English + Fast (I took 5 days course of Balinese Massage) + Complete theory (Theory of massage in general and balinese massage itself) only in Bali BISA, So here you go! I booked a class, I got Hany as my teacher, she is so patient and has a bunch of suggestions and trick to give a massage and 5 days passed so fast... Now, I can already give a balinese massage! So happy with that! looking forward to comeback and learn another type of massage.
Written November 23, 2019
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Hi Desi, So glad you found us, and really happy you had a great time with us. Hany (Teacher) is amazing as are all of our Balinese Trainers who all speak very good English. Hope you had a great time diving and surfing also Bali certainly has great surfing and diving venues. Hope to see you again in the near future. Penny
Written November 28, 2019
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Gillian C
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Study vacation
Dec 2018
I had gone to Bali with a friend She had suggested we go there for a couple of weeks. I felt i would like to do something other than just sunbath so looked at things to do in Bali.
I am a massage therapist with an interest in supporting women, so when i found Bali BISA and discovered they did pregnancy massage i contacted them to find out if they had a course running at the time i would be there.
They were incredibly helpful, both in helping me with course dates that suited me, but also helping me find some accommodation while i was there.
The school is in a really beautiful building and all the staff are lovely and welcoming.
Each morning we started our day with yoga and a meditation practice that was in line with our learning for that day, followed by the ordering of lunch that would be brought to us and then we would all have lunch together.
I was there alone as my friend had to go back home.
I felt as though i had joined a lovely family and felt taken care of and nurtured the whole time i was there.

I was even invited to go to a wedding on my last day there with all the other members of staff. That was a truly amazing experience.
I met lots of interesting people from all over the world and i am still in contact with some of them to this day.
It really was an incredible experience, from beginning to end.
The training was superb. thanks to my one to one situation. I learned so much in such a short space of time. Thank you to all at Bali BISA
Written November 22, 2019
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Hi Gillian, Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so happy you had a great time with us and learned so much in just 5 days. The pregnancy massage is very popular with massage therapists around the world and personally one of my favorites as anyone can enjoy this particular massage style. Hope we see you again next time you are in Bali. Best Regards Penny
Written November 28, 2019
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731allyssa
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Bali BISA
Oct 2019 • Business
It’s more fun in BISA. I was able to learn three kinds of massages which are Balinese, Swedish and Sports. You get to enjoy while learning. You will absolutely love it. Awesome staff. ❤️
Written October 25, 2019
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Hi Allyssa, Always great to hear our students are having lots of fun while they are learning. Thank you for your comments re the staff, yes they are a great team and work very hard to ensure there students are not just learning but enjoying what they are learning. Keep laughing and have fun with your new skills.
Written October 26, 2019
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Johan_SY
Singapore, Singapore43 contributions
Excellent professional training
Oct 2019 • Solo
I chose to study at Bali BISA for its stellar reputation and confidence that I could be as job-ready as possible through their training. I’m making a career switch and I did not want a school that’s just for hobbyists. Bali BISA is not. Yet somehow they could deliver serious stuff in a warm, approachable and professional manner. Magic!

Every tutor here has had extensive work experience and are highly trained themselves. Whilst they all exhibit the trademark Balinese hospitality, they were very firm when it came to making sure I keep up to the exacting qualification standards.

The administrative and housekeeping team are made up of mighty superwomen and are amazingly prompt. Emails, WhatsApp messages and even random conversation points were followed through with lightning speed. If you’ve ever had to deal with bureaucratic nightmares, their approach is a breath of fresh air.

Admittedly, I wondered if my CIBTAC Spa Therapy Level 3 Diploma was an overkill since no spa/massage establishment I’ve been to ever fully does what we cover in school. Today I finally had the good fortune to try out a treatment in a proper five star spa facility and by Jove (!) the staff there do everything as per CIBTAC standards and that’s when I knew, I’m as job ready as I can be.

Thank you Penny, Juni, Tini, Gina, Dayu, Ibu Made and the rest of the Bali BISA team for a wonderful environment for learning. Bali BISA is a very special place and I hope aspiring and practicing professionals will continue to make Bali BISA their choice.
Written October 20, 2019
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Hi Johan, Thank you for your feedback. We do indeed strive to ensure we are always doing our utmost to ensure our students are ready for the real world (job ready) when they have completed there chosen courses. You were a stellar student yourself. You should be very proud of yourself as I know you are going to achieve very high marks when we get your final exam results. I would like to wish you every success in your knew career and look forward to hearing where your first new posting will be. All the very best to you.
Written October 22, 2019
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Angela M
Abbots Langley, null, United Kingdom8 contributions
Student & Client Experience
Oct 2019 • Solo
I have attended this wonderful academy both as a student and as model for the students.
Firstly, as a student, communication with the school was excellent from the beginning and helpful information on the course was sent to me prior to the course. I had one to one training and all the trainers and friendly, encouraging and highly professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my course and would highly recommend BISA for not only their training methods but their care of both students and models. Their pass rate is exceptional too.
Secondly, I’m a regular model for the students and can only say that I’ve been treated better here than in many 5 star spa’s I’ve been to over the years. Standards are consistently high and the trainers use positive methods of teaching. Client welfare is key to all treatments and I can honestly say I’ve never had a negative experience.

I would highly recommend attending BaliBISA either as a model or as a student.
Written October 10, 2019
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Hi Angela, Bisa would like to thank you for your kind words. We are delighted 1) You enjoyed being a student with us. 2) Being a client for our students. You are an essential part of their learning as they are able to understand the importance of client care, health safety and hygiene, and also giving them a glimpse and making them ready when they embark on their new careers. Which many go all over the world. We thank you for giving us your time. Thanks again and very much look forward to your continued support
Written October 14, 2019
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CaptainNair
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
CIBTAC : very happy about the course
Aug 2019 • Solo
I did an anatomy and physiology CIBTAC course with Bali BISA last month and I am very happy with the way the whole course was conducted. I found everything as explained to me before I joined the course and therefore I enjoyed the course throughout.

The trainers were very good and accommodative. The management was very cooperative. I stayed outside but not too far from the school and it was also good.

Overall, I found Bali Bisa a very professional establishment and would recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a CIBTAC course.

Muliana
Written September 8, 2019
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Dear Muliani, I am very happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your kind words regarding the trainers and the Management team. We look forward to seeing you next year for another CIBTAC course. Best regards to you.
Written September 9, 2019
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