Team and Partners

Welcome to the Bali International Spa Academy
founded by 40+ year spa veteran, Penny Ellis.



Meet The Team

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Penny Ellis

Founder Director

Bali International Spa Academy of 20 years standing was founded by Penny Ellis (a Spa and Wellness Veteran of over 40 years) Under Penny’s guidance, Bali BISA is recognized as one of Asia’s premier Spa Academy’s. With a strong demand for Professionally Trained Spa Therapists, Bali BISA has attracted thousands of students from all over the world.  Bali BISA offers courses for everyone from fun days to International British Qualifications. CIBTAC VTCT ITEC.

Our CIBTAC Endorsed Courses are a testament to our standards of excellence recognized by CIBTAC.

Our Tutors, all Balinese, are fully qualified tutors. Our students love them for their patience, excellent teaching skills and caring nature.

Penny Ellis

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

Our mission :

"To Be The best, Learn from The Best"

Bali known as “The Island of the Gods” Gives you as a student the opportunity to explore the many attractions Bali has to offer on your weekends off. Our location is in Sanur close to the Sea, Beaches, Mountains and much more.

 

Juni

Bali BISA Training Manager

Hi… My Name is Juni
from Singaraja, North of Bali, Indonesia.
I have been working in the  Spa Industry for over 15 years. I worked overseas for 8 years, Australia & Sri Lanka.  I very much enjoyed these experiences, learning new cultures and gaining more insights into the Spa world.
I joined the Bali BISA team 2015 as a Tutor. In this time Bali Bisa put me into a strong training program. I am very proud to have had the opportunity to learn under Bali Bisa. My achievements as of today are:
CIBTAC Diplomas, CIBTAC Endorsed, VTCT Diplomas, ITEC diplomas, The VTCT Assessor qualification. I am now also the Head Training Manager for Bali BISA.  l love my job. Working with students and Tutors and seeing them develop and grow is wonderful to see.

I like to challenge myself especially regarding Spa Education which is growing rapidly in the world.I am so looking forward to seeing what my next challenge will be.

Juni

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Tini

Bali BISA Senior Tutor & VTCT Assessor

Hi my name is Tini,
I am from Denpasar.
I have been in the Spa industry for over 15 years. I have worked overseas Malaysia and the UAE. I enjoyed this very much. I gained many experiences and met many people from around the world. It was then time for me to go home and continue with my family life in Bali. I now have 2 girls which I adore.

I joined Bali BISA in 2018, Bali BISA has inspired me to work hard to enhance my skills. I am very proud of my qualifications,  Which are “CIBTAC Diploma, CIBTAC Endorsed, VTCT Diplomas, VTCT Assessor Qualification”

I love my teaching job, as I can share my knowledge with my students. I am always very proud of them when I see their smiling faces when they have passed their exams. I love to learn and develop my own personal skills. I love working with the BISA Team. Sharing knowledge, achieving goals together, and seeing our students being a success in Spa Industry is a huge achievement for me.

Tini

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Ode

Bali BISA Tutor

Hi my name is Ode,
I am from Gianyar.
I am a very proud mum of my beautiful twin girls now. I worked with the International Mandara Spa Group for years. This gave me the opportunity to work overseas to build my career.

I joined the Bali BISA team in 2016 as a tutor. Joining Bali BISA has given me so much knowledge, how to work with students of so many nationalities and cultures. Understanding the importance of international qualifications for myself and my students. My favorite courses that I teach are "Thai Massage with herbal packs and A-Shiatsu".

When there is a will, there is a way. Always an exciting moment to meet students from many countries and see them grow and develop is the best part of my job. “I love it

Ode

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Hani

Bali BISA Tutor

Hi my name is Hani
I am from Gianyar.
I graduated from the Bali Tourism Institute Bali, and joined the Spa industry 2007.  I was really lucky to be offered jobs in the Maldives and Turkey. These were both 5* hotels & Spa. This gave me an enormous amount of experience in hospitality and Spa Operations.  Working overseas gave me insights into different cultures, clients, meeting new friends from all over the world

I joined the Bali BISA team 2018 as a tutor. My favorite courses to teach are Lymphatic Drainage Massage and all the Holistic Courses.

It’s so interesting to give this treatment and teach the students. I love the benefits of the Lymphatic Drainage Massage as it is so powerful. I love to see the students faces when they start to understand what and why they are doing something for their clients. Especially when they see the benefits for themselves. Many of my students have gone to work in health & wellness facilities having completed this course.

Hani

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Sri

Bali BISA Tutor

Hi my name is Sri,
I am from Bangli.
I have been working in the Spa Industry for 15 years with 7 years overseas experience. Maldives, I was very lucky to learn many aspects of Spa operations over the years. Both hotel and spa operations

I joined the Bali BISA team recently June 2022, which to be honest, I was very excited about as I have been wanting to join Bali BISA for a long time. (Covid) I love being here and I have already learnt so much. I really didn’t think I would be teaching so quickly. My development program is very focused and I love what each new day brings to me. I love to teach Javanese Massage Course as it is so unique.  I love showing and teaching students this course as the have to learn how to mix oils for clients and the techniques are so different the students love it.

It was a wonderful moment for me when I joined this awesome team, and seeing the students develop their skills and passions is a huge achievement. When you’re tired, don’t quit! Just take an inhale-exhale, and have a rest.

Sri

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Chris

Bali BISA Administration

Hi Chris here,
I came to Bali from Java on 2012.
I’ve been working in many professional industries for more than 15 years, mostly in hospitality.

I joined the Bali BISA team in April 2022 as a general office administrator. I have learnt a lot about how Bali BISA runs the Organisation, and am loving the diversity.  I love to assist the students and tutors (I am also a great Mr Fix It!!) I am proud to announce I was awarded “Best Services Employee of the Month” based on the customer feedback whilst working for visa application center.

Never thought that there’s a place that you can have your second family here at Bali BISA. All of the team and students are a huge family from day 1. We all look after each other.

Chris

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Diksi

Bali BISA IT and Graphic Design

My name is Diksi from Tabanan, Bali.
I have 4 years IT and Graphic Design Experience. I love learning and developing my skills in this ever-changing industry.

I am the baby of the team having just joined the Bali BISA team on 3rd October 2022.

From Penny, In just a few days I am seeing his amazing skills’ AND he can cope with all of us girls!!!

I already feel the family environment here at Bali BISA. Any challenges will make us stronger, by working with the BISA Team we will achieve our goals together!

Diksi

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Ibu Wayan

Bali BISA Housekeeping

Ibu Wayan is from Gianyar with over 15 years professional experience in hospitality.

Ibu Wayan joined the Bali BISA team in 2011. Ibu Wayan & Ibu Made work together in harmony to ensure everything works well at Bali BISA.

I love to work in Bali BISA as I can meet many people from many countries. Meeting them can make ourselves feeling better than before

Ibu Wayan

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

 

Ibu Made

Bali BISA Housekeeping

Ibu Made is from Denpasar, with over  20 years’ experience in housekeeping.

Ibu Made has been with Bali BISA from pre-opening We fondly call her our queen as she not only looks after day-to-day duties. She looks after Students Tutors. Repairs of the property EVERYTHING Bali BISA needs. We all love her very much.

It’s a pleasure to make everybody happy. Have a good relationship with all the team and the students is bring me joy every day.

Ibu Made

Om Santhi Santhi Santhi Om

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Our Partners

CIBTAC LogoCIBTAC
The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has been producing beauty, complementary & spa therapy graduates of the highest calibre since 1977. We offer a wide range of world-class qualifications, including beauty therapy, spa, complementary and teaching, striving to maintain and develop the highest standards of excellence internationally.

About Our Endorsed Centres
CIBTAC recognises exceptional training providers. Striving to ensure consistency and delivery of exceptional standards that both the supplier and CIBTAC aspire to. Endorsed training for candidates will assist the trainee to progress to a regulated qualification awarded by CIBTAC, utilising a unique approach to training which is deemed to be of the highest calibre available and gaining a certification for this.

CIBTAC offers a quality assured Endorsed Training programme which has been designed in direct response to industry demands to authenticate the excellent education a qualified therapist has received from training, product and equipment providers.


VTCT Centre Approved LogoVTCT
Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.


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ITEC
International Therapy Examination Council provides leading international qualifications, specialising in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service with centres worldwide.


WMF-smallWorld Massage Federation
World Massage Federation was established as to expand massage globally by organizing training sessions, educational seminars, camps and contests. Members of WMF can be any national massage federations, local massage unions, all educational  institutes as universities, colleges, schools, and all companies offering massage services, professional therapists, including all individuals who are in the massage by any theoretical or practical mean.


bswaBSWA,
The Bali Spa and Wellness Association
The Bali Spa and Wellness Association (BSWA) is a non-profit organization representing Bali’s spa and wellness industry. The BSWA was established in 2005 to develop and promote Bali’s spa offerings through education, exchange of ideas, networking and growth initiatives.