What our students say

These are testimonials from recent clients, including those who were only with us for a day and those we had the pleasure to have as a student for 6 months.  Although each is uniquely written as students come from so many diverse backgrounds, they almost universally convey how much they have come to appreciate their trainers.

Small, personalized classes are one of the core reasons that Bali BISA is so popular with students with varying objectives, just for pure fun, kicking off an exciting career as a spa therapist, expanding their skill portfolio or gaining CIBTAC certification to enhance their career development.

Many say they’ll be back and unsurprisingly many do indeed return for more spa courses with us!  They keep up with fellow students, trainers and Bali BISA happenings on our Facebook page. Why not stop by and have a chat with our growing community of fantastic students?

Kay Chan
Balinese Massage, VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy
May 21 – August 24, 2018

To everyone at Bali BISA. I had a really lovely time here and thank you for helping me archive my new skills. I am really excited to see where this new path takes me! Will miss you all.

Megan Leech
ITEC Diploma in Complementary Therapy
June 04 – August 17, 2018

I had so much fun here at Bali BISA. Though it was tough and I had some bad days. All the happy and fun trainers made my time here memorable. Going to miss everyone so so much.

Auke Toet
Balinese Massage
August 06 – 10, 2018

Thank you so much for this nice experience at BISA. Weda you were very nice and good tutor. Wish you all the best.

Pawel Matusiak
1 day Balinese Massage
July 31, 2017

I took one day Balinese Massage course and I really enjoyed. Would recommend it to anyone. Kinda wish I hadn’t taken a longer course because the course was great, professional, experienced teachers and an amazing atmosphere.

Derwinne Carlos
Balinese Massage
July 09 – 13, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA for an unforgettable experience. It was great to meet you all and I have learnt a lot from my short time here. Special thanks to Dewi who was an amazing tutor to me.

Kiyomi Lee
1 day Balinese Massage
July 09, 2018

I had really good experience teacher Dani. She is a great teacher. I learn a lot and I could relaxed a lot. Thank you so much.

Rebecca Hemenway
1 day Balinese Massage
July 02, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful experience to learn Balinese Massage. Not being in the field it gave me a good entry point to learn and take home to share with family and friends.

Machiko Biachi
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
May 14 – June 22, 2018

Thank you so much for giving me an unforgettable experience. Thank you for supporting, helping, teaching and giving everything I need to able to gain my qualification. It wasn’t easy but I am very happy. I studied and gone through the process. I can’t wait to use my new skills to help people.

Kenny Maroline
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, 1 day Introduction to Foot Reflexology
June 11 – 15, 2018

Thank you so much for Bali BISA. Especially Rini that helps me a lot to finish the course well and all the friendly staff in Bali BISA that makes me feel welcome. The lomi lomi technique itself really relaxing for the clients and makes me as therapist more connected with the clients. I’ll definitely come back for another course here. 

Florence Marquis
Balinese Massage
June 04 – 08, 2018

A wonderful one week for me learning Balinese Massage. It was one of my dream to learn how to massage and also in Bali. I wish I could practice when I go back to France. One week is too short, but I hope I could come back to learn more with you. Thanks to the great team and especially to Dewi.

Margareta Vinancy Lodo
Basic Therapist Training
March 03 – May 25, 2018

Great experience at Bali BISA, very good teachers, staff, facilities, equipment, activities. Really appreciated the experience, I have learnt a lot. Terima Kasih.

Errin Francesca Briscoe
Balinese Massage
May 14 – 18, 2018

I had a wonderful time learning Balinese Massage at BISA. The setting is beautiful, clean and relaxed and everyone makes you feel at home. The course was well structured with plenty of time to practice massage in a small intimate group. I received a lots of professional instruction from Dewi, she was very knowledgeable and kind tutor. Daily feedback was very useful in improvement and it was encouraging. Overall I am very grateful to BISA for a wonderful learning experience and I would highly recommend coming here. I now feel ready to massage professionally.

Natalie Khoo
Balinese Massage
May 07 – 11, 2018

Thank you everyone in Bali BISA for giving me a great experience in learning Balinese Massage. See you soon.

StudyInBali Students
Half day Balinese Massage Workshop
April 26, 2018

We had a great & really relaxing workshop.
The instructor were professional. We really enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Hirman Kadri
Traditional Facial
April 16 – 20, 2018

To my lovely tutor Kadek. First of all I thank you very much for all your teaching for the last five days. Thank you for being so attentive during the course. I would definitely will come back for another course and recommend to other friends.

Farid Moullan
Introduction to Pregnancy Massage
April 09, 2018

Thank you Weda for your patience and time, you are really amazing, I had a good experience with you and when I come back home (France) I can really help pregnant women.

Carolina Pratas Guerra
Balinese Massage
March 26 – 30, 2018

I had a great time in Bali BISA and learned a lot. I want to give a special appreciation to my teacher, Rini, she was really amazing. Wait for me for a next course.

Gillian Crow-Santander
Pregnancy Massage
March 26 – 30, 2018

This week has been amazing. I was not expecting to be studying a such beautiful place. The school is beautiful and has a lovely atmosphere, it has been so good to spend the week in this environment. I have loved meeting all the people who work here and have the patience to teach as well. I have really loved working with Juni. Thank you so much for all your kind word.

Caitlin Neronha
Thai Program endorsed by CIBTAC, Anatomy & Physiology
February 28 – March 23, 2018

Bali BISA! You truly have a special place in my heart. The atmosphere and energy was so positive. I am sad to see you all go. You here all been amazing with your happy presence and your teaching technique, it make me excited to came back in the future to learn another massage technique! Juni you are brilliant, hilarious and just fun lady that I am going to miss. Thanks to you, you have gave me back my confidence. I feel I can do a full body Thai Massage with confidence. Thank you everyone for everything, from gathering us amazing food for every lunch everyday to just being you. Much love from the west!

Eva and Christine
3 days Introduction to Balinese Massage
March 13 – 15, 2018

We spent beautiful three days by learning Balinese Massage, discovered the basic steps and hope to comeback for longer time. Thank you, Eny!

Ulrika Hildebrand
Baby Massage
March 15, 2018

It was a pleasure attending your baby massage course with my baby Cleo who is 7 months. I found it very interesting and a lot of practice and questions made it easy for me to learn about traditional Balinese Baby Massage. I will continue my practice daily on Cleo and offer massage to other babies once back to Sweden. Thank you.

Tom Karni
Bamboo Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage, Warm Stones Massage
January 29 – March 02, 2018

One of the best experience in life for me. I miss everybody already, I feel deep gratitude for the studies.

Radka Passakova
Balinese Massage
February 12 – 16, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA for this unique experience. Traditional Balinese Massage is my favorite and now I can share this magic with my loving ones. A lot of success.

Damien Linnane
1 day Balinese Massage Course
February 10, 2018

Very happy with my Introduction to Balinese Massage course. A lovely place experience on my first trip to Bali. I look forward to come back one day.

Diane Clemenceau
VTCT Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapy, Balinese Massage Endorsed by CIBTAC, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Spa Management
December 11, 2017 – February 02, 2018

Hello, loved being a student and also model at Bali BISA. The teachers are wonderful, all of them. Juli is wicked, switched on and simply awesome. Also Dewi was the best practical teacher ever, learned so much from her, very grateful. Enjoyed the Spa Management with Penny as well – learning from someone with so much experience. Overall the school is great, peaceful, fun, great student coming through. Loved it.

Lili Weston
VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy
June 18 – August 24, 2018

I had an amazing experience at Bali BISA. I had a great tutor Kadek who was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I also met some great people, other students who I hope to stay in contact with. Thank you to Kadek, Penny and all at Bali BISA and I am extremely excited to use my new skills when I get back to the UK.

Thamali Madhusarani Nandasiri
Warm Stones and Crystal Therapy
August 09 – 17, 2018

I am a completely beginner for this subject. I learn how to this treatment properly. Teacher, Rini is excellent. We did it with good connection to each other.

Jessica Saint
1 day Balinese Massage
August 08, 2018

Thank you very much for having me for the day. I really enjoyed myself and incredibly improved my limited knowledge of massage. Love from Jess.

Emma Thorburn
Foundation Spa Therapy Package
June 25 – August 03, 2018

I’ve been here for 6 weeks doing the Bali BISA Foundation Spa Therapy Package. I am so sad to be leaving today. Every single one of these amazing tutors has affected me in some way and have me feel a part of the family here. There is so much knowledge, grace and love swirling around this place that its hard not to come out a better person because of it. Thank you so much to all of you, I hope to see you again some day.

Arif Ari Wibowo
Anatomy & Physiology
July 16 – 20, 2018

Thanks to Rini for teaching me Anatomy & Physiology. Thanks to Bali BISA, very nice place, I am enjoying my time during study, lot of fun. I hope I can come back and continue with the bigger course.

Muna Ali
International Facial
July 02 – 06, 2018

All the way from London, I have to say a big thank you to Bali BISA. Amazing, Really showed me in Depth about the course. Amazing trainer, Thank you all.

Ni Made Rai Asri
Spa Management
June 25 – 29, 2018

I’m so glad that I finally make it to join Bali BISA. Thank you so much Ibu Penny, very proud of you and you are such a wonderful inspiration for me. Thank you so much everyone for welcoming me to such beautiful and amazing school. Definitely will keep in touch and hope more Balinese study in Bali BISA.

Ashish Kushwaha
Sports Massage & Treatment
June 11 – 22, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA staff, learnt a lot from you. My special thanks to my trainers Dani and Juni who give me a lot of confidence to present in front of the clients. I will go back home and recommend the school to my friends.

Diah Cotin
Balinese Massage, Swedish Massage
June 04 – 15, 2018

I’m so glad knowing this school. It’s just feel like home. You are so welcoming and warm heart, just like family. Special for Dewi, she looks like my sister and carrying a lot. Kadek, Eny, Juni, Rini, Weda, Netri, Pak Wayan, Juli, Wati, bu Wayan, bu Made, Reza so friendly and also Ibu Penny fabulous. 

Sabina Spasova
Balinese Massage, Foot Reflexology, Bamboo Massage, Traditional Facial, Body Scrubs and Wraps, Warm Stone & Crystal Therapy
April 23 – June 08, 2018

Bali BISA completely fulfilled my expectation. I really enjoyed to have true with great trainers and may lovely people from over the world. Thank you for everything. 

Szabolcs Jozsef Fruhvirt
Shiatsu, Balinese Massage
May 14 – 25, 2018

This is a really good school. Very well organized and managed. All people here are friendly, flexible and helpful. Thanks to Penny for allowing me to join the course. Many thanks for teachers, Dewi and Kadek, they did a great job. I hope I can comeback in the future to learn other massage techniques. Namaste!

Jaco Kluth
Balinese Massage
May 14 – 18, 2018

I had a good experience with Eny as a teacher. She is also very nice.

David McCrimmon
Balinese Massage
April 30 – May 04, 2018

Dear Dani,
Thank you very much for your help and your patience during this last week. I was able to improve a lot thanks to you. To all the staff at Bali BISA, I would like to thank you for being so nice, friendly and taking care of me this week. I have been very well looked after, very well fed and very well coached. All the best to you all.

Joan Droppert
Balinese Massage
April 23 – 27, 2018

Very nice teacher and very skilled. The ambiance is also really inspiring. I loved the yoga. Thank you Rini for teaching me this massage and all the extra information you gave.

Femke Gryp
Balinese Massage
April 16 – 20, 2018

Dear Dani, Thank you so much for teaching me Balinese Massage in such a nice friendly and professional way. This is a great experience and a beautiful souvenir I take back home. I wish you all the best.

Govinthan Barathen
Sports Massage
April 02 – 06, 2018

Thank you for your time and patience and for putting in effort to teach me well and making me a good sports massage therapist. Will miss you Dani.

Paul Davies
Intuitive Massage
March 19 – 30, 2018

Just completed 10 days of amazing training with Dewi at Bali BISA. Had a great experience here and got shown so much that has made me now a confident practitioner. All the best and see you all soon.

Puveneswari Devi Murugiah
Balinese Massage, Foot Reflexology
March 19 – 30, 2018

I had a great time in Bali for the past two weeks. Great to meet the entire team of BISA. Beautiful environment and lovely trainers. Special thanks to Ms Rini and Ms Wati for helping me to obtain me a certificate in Balinese Massage and Foot Reflexology respectively. Not forgotten the friendly and helpful admin staff Ms Dayu. All the best and God bless.

Annemieke Pronk
Intuitive Massage Endorsed by CIBTAC
March 05 – 16, 2018

I love the energy of this place the people, the environment. I was with Dani for two weeks doing Intuitive Massage Therapy (CIBTAC Endorsed course). She taught me so many techniques and improve my intuition. I feel free to work with chakras and energy and I feel like my energy is setting down in Bali and Bali BISA. Really enjoyed it. Dani is experienced, skilled, fun. You will have a special place in my heart.

Ana Loren Fernando
Balinese Massage
March 12 – 16, 2018

This is the best thing I ever experience by taking Balinese Massage course at Bali BISA. Trainer are all very nice, they teach very well. This is my first step learning massage and I enjoy it a lot. I will definitely comeback and take another course in the future. Ms Dewi is very calm and great teacher. Thank you having a great spa school in here.

Anna Smilowska
Ashiatsu, 1 day Balinese Massage
March 05 – 10, 2018

I have attended two courses Ashiatsu and Balinese Massage. Really enjoyed both courses and learnt a lot of new techniques. Will miss you all.

Evgeni Milyutin
Balinese Massage
February 26 – March 02, 2018

I attended a Balinese Massage course. The course is very well organized, many practical classes. The teacher explains everything very accessible and pleasant. I recommended this course to other students. Thank you Eny and Bali BISA.

Laura Liimatainen
Balinese Massage Endorsed by CIBTAC
February 05 – 16, 2018

Thank you so much for great teaching at Bali BISA. Everybody made feel like home and were really supportive. I learned a lot and now I feel ready to share my knowledge about Balinese Massage in Finland.

Stella Sweetnam
Warm Stone Massage, VTCT Certificate in Swedish Massage
January 15 – February 09, 2018

Lovely place to study. The staff are so friendly and they always make sure we are so well prepared. I would return again. Best wishes for the future.

Prodan Ramona Gabriela
Anatomy & Physiology, Ayurveda Program Endorsed by CIBTAC, Indian Head Massage
January 08 – February 02, 2018

What a great experience! Very well organized, the best instructor, the harmony and the healing energy giving me that though and feeling that I wanna come back again here to Bali BISA. I will miss you all, special thanks to Weda and Dani.

Alice Dijkstra
Balinese Massage
August 20 – 24, 2018

I joined the 5 days Balinese Massage course at BISA. I had a great time and enjoyed every moment of the course. I liked the Yoga in the morning and the laugh during lunch. Thank you Rini for being the best trainer and all the effort you put into the course. I wish you all the best and good luck. Thank you BISA. See you next time.

Cassandra Aprilanda
Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, Maternity Program endorsed by CIBTAC
July 09 – August 17, 2018

To Weda, Juni, Dani, Kadek & Juli, thanks for being a wonderful trainers and guide me and taught me everything from not knowing anything to become super excited to continue my journey and learn more about spa and massage. You guys are the best. Hope to see all of you again soon. Also thank you so much for Gina and Dayu for the endless help. Really appreciate it.

Lucie Bardot
Balinese Massage
July 30 – August 03, 2018

Merci!!
The last 5 days were so amazing to me, wonderful place, kind staff, smiles, laughs, happiness and relaxation. Thank you to my teacher who was so patient and thank you to my models as well. I will keep everything in my heart and memory forever. Thank you BISA. I am a better beautician now.

Mahanani Panglipuring Tyas
Balinese Massage endorsed by CIBTAC
July 23 – August 03, 2018

I took 2 weeks Balinese Massage endorsed by CIBTAC courese here and it was amazing time. Dewi and Dani (my tutors) they teach me so well, they are very smart, clever, patient and good person. I learn new technique and many things in massage. All people in Bali BISA are wonderful and helpful. Bali BISA is very good place for learning massage. I wish I can come back again to take another course.

Putu Suyasa Dharma Putra
CIBTAC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
July 09 – 20, 2018

Thank you for this 10 days. Special thanks for Juni and Dani. It was a great time learning from you both.

Flora Robin
Foot Reflexology, Hand Reflexology
June 25 – July 06, 2018

Thank you for your welcoming, I spend a very nice time. Thank you Dani for your teaching, I really learnt a lot during my stay. See you!

Anne Laure Pauline
Balinese Massage
June 25 – 29, 2018

Bonjour! Merci!
Thank you for welcoming us and making us feel likes family in this beautiful place and so professional. This was challenging but could not be done in a more perfect ways. Thank you so much for helping me. All the best beautiful family!

Lucy Oshiro
2 days Balinese Massage, 2 days Lomi Lomi Massage
June 18 – 21, 2018

I’m so glad to finished my course here, despite the time that was so short. I’m planning to go back to do others courses and advice my friends to come here. Thank for all.

Ni Wayan Sukraeni
Spa Management
June 07 – 13, 2018

Thank you Ibu Penny and all Bali BISA staff. I had a wonderful days. In 5 days study management, Ibu Penny is really good teacher. All the lovely staff has been support me while I’m here.

Emeline Lamarche
Balinese Massage
May 28 – June 01, 2018

Thank you for Bali BISA school. I had a great time here and met really good friends. A very good teacher and good complementary knowledge. See you next time.

Amber Trevi
Warm Stones Massage, Body Scrubs and Wraps, Balinese Massage, Traditional Creambath Hair Treatment, Traditional Facial, Aromatherapy Massage
April 30 – May 25, 2018

I had a wonderful time here. The school is beautiful. The teacher are very kind and a lot of fun. I really liked getting to know them & laughing with them. I really liked working with hot stones and it was great learning Aromatherapy, Facials, Body Wraps & Scrubs, Creambath and Balinese Massage. The staff are fantastic, I will miss everyone and always remember this experience.

Idha Hendriyani
Balinese Massage, Facial, Body Scrubs
May 14 – 19, 2018

This is my first time doing massage, my first time taking course too and I enjoyed every step and feel so excited to know new experience and lesson. Bali BISA and Juni makes everything perfect for new learner. Though I feel so nervous and under pressure but I can learn effectively and still enjoying the class.

Mariam Muna
Shiatsu, Sports Massage and Treatment
April 09 – May 04, 2018

Had a great experience with amazing teachers. I’ve learned a lot more than I thought I would. I really look forward to see you all one day. Special thanks to Wati my teacher who is filled with knowledge and experiences.

Kharmila Tirtawira
Pregnancy Massage, Baby Massage
April 23 – 28, 2018

Great learning experience in a very friendly atmosphere with a homey feeling. Thank you all, it was an amazing week.

Marine Quinjo
1 day Balinese Massage
April 17, 2018

Today was a really good day. I enjoyed my Balinese Massage course with a great teacher, Rini. It was really professional as anybody recommended it. The school has very good environment, people are friendly and smiling all the time. It makes me comfortable during the course. I will come back for sure.

Rui Manuel Vieira de Sousa
Balinese Massage
March 26 – 30, 2018

I had a great time in Bali BISA and learned a lot. I want to give a special appreciation to my teachers, Rini, she was really amazing. I hope to see you again.

Agnes Lieon-Kao
Bamboo Massage
March 26 – 30, 2018

For my second time in Bali BISA, the school is still the same. Some teachers are changed but quality of doing a massage and teaching are still very good. Thanks to Eny to be my teacher for Bamboo Massage! Was a pleasure to learn it with you! You will be a great mom. No Facebook in life is great. Anyway, all the staff is super great, smiling and helpful. All the best for all of you.

Lyla Mahria Darsa
Balinese Massage
March 19 – 23, 2018

I enjoyed studying in Bali BISA. The trainer was so helpful and very supportive. I’m so glad that I joined this course. I would like to thankful to Ms Rini for her support even thought I don’t have any experience in massage and gladly she trained me well, for her patience and kindness. 

Pratima Ramjeeawon
Thai Massage, Bamboo Massage, Balinese Massage, Warm Stone Massage
February 26 – March 15, 2018

Dear Penny,
Enjoyed each day of my course, excellent teachers with great respect, miss you all, love you all. Wish everyone in Bali BISA. Best of luck.

Riccardo Rosato
VTCT Award in Facial Massage and Skincare
March 05 – 16, 2018

International Facial done. Very nice time, nice people, great school. I’ll remember you in every facial treatment I do. Special place.

Maria Louissa Paz Abueg
Foot Reflexology, Balinese Massage
February 26 – March 09, 2018

Thank you Rini for teaching me the proper technique of Balinese Massage. You are very professional and expert in this type of massage. I’m looking forward to see again maybe when I take another course. Stay happy and keep the positive energy. I will miss you.

Tismanaru Claudia
Shirodhara
March 05 – 09, 2018

I’m very happy, finish my Shirodhara course and learn everything I need to know about it. My teacher was great, I’m grateful. Thank you and hope to see you again.

Ratih Purnama
CIBTAC Diploma in Swedish Massage
January 29 – February 09, 2018

What an amazing experience to study for 10 days with Bali BISA. I really satisfied with the course that helped me to achieve the great opportunity in Spa Industry also to help many people with the treatment that I learned here. Thank you so much, I miss you all already. Special thanks to Wati, Rini, Weda, Ika, Gina, Ms Penny and Sandy. Thank you for everything.

Carly Tway
Crystal Healing
February 05 – 09, 2018

Carly from L.A here! I had such a beautiful time here with all of you. I learned so much and I felt welcomed into your family. You all are so sweet and kind. I’ll definitely come back next year or soon.

Nastia Herbst
Balinese Massage, Sports Massage
January 22 – February 02, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA. Today is my last day of 2 weeks being here. Wow, what an experience it has been thank you for all everybody’s help and kindness but I’m happy to be going home. I learned a lot and many techniques. Thank you Juni, Dewi and Gina. You 3 made my time amazing.