Welcome to the Bali International Spa Academy

Bali BISA is widely regarded as one of Indonesia’s leading spa, massage, aesthetics and wellness training schools.  Since its inception in 2006 by its Founder, Penny Ellis, a 40 year spa veteran, it has lived up to its mission of “excellence through professionalism”.  This commitment has been recognized with many prestigious awards, including being a finalist  as the ‘CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2014′. We work hard to maximize each student’s opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills required to reach his/her full potential in the dynamic, rapidly expanding health, wellness, spa and aesthetics fields. Students can follow a comprehensive spa training curriculum all while experiencing Bali’s tropical splendor. Bali BISA is a recognized and accredited Spa School with CIBTAC, BABTAC and the Indonesia Education Ministry. We are recognized as one of Asia’s leading educational centers in the industry and was one of only three finalists for the CIBTAC Center of the Year 2014.  Kana Ogura, one of our Japanese students attained CIBTAC Student of the Year 2014 award. Bali BISA offers training in many spa, massage, wellness and beauty modalities. Whether your plan is to enter the field as a professional, expand your skills or simply learn for fun, we are able to offer many courses, International standard syllabuses are suited for individual needs, including those from CIBTAC and our own specially designed courses. Located in the coastal tourism community of Sanur, the learning experience is enriched by the deep seated spirituality and cultural rituals of the Balinese.

What Makes Us Special

  • High quality course content and materials.
  • Health & Safety Standards followed and taught.
  • Small classes with personalized tuition.
  • Course work instruction takes place in a relaxed and calm environment.
  • Exceptionally well trained and passionate tutors.
  • A learning atmosphere of warmth, mutual respect and enthusiasm.
  • A culturally diverse student body.
  • Assistance with per-arrival planning, including visas and accommodation.

Our commitment to each and every student means employers worldwide specifically seek out graduates from Bali BISA. Our spa training facility is also accredited by the Indonesian Education Ministry. This provides a unique opportunity for foreign tourism organizations to identify and train Balinese residents for overseas deployment..

What Our Students Say

Rai Mudani,  (MT126 – Spa Management)
Apr 6 -10, 2015

Thank you for Bali BISA for the very good
hospitality given to me during my 5 days course special thank you to Ms. Penny was very helpful and patient with me during the course. All the trainer was very nice  and friendly even only 5 days. . . .


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We have a range of courses that will provide you with the skills to perform traditional Balinese massages, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic, Reflexology and many more.



Bali BISA Blogs

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Keeping at the forefront of industry trends and research is important to us and our followers. We present both original content and blogs by guest curators and Penny Ellis, Founder of the Bali International Spa Academy in order to make it a bit easier for you to navigate through the wealth of emerging details of relevance to the spa and wellness fields.