A Canadian was expelled from Bali for presenting a tantric yoga class promising orgasm, which Indonesian authorities deemed contrary to local values and traditions.
Christopher Kyle Martin was kicked out of Indonesia on Sunday for promoting an online tantra yoga class with the promise of achieving a “full-body orgasm” for 20 euros. His announcement was widely spread and angered many conservative groups.
“This activity could damage Indonesia’s reputation and Bali as a tourist destination and not respect outdated customs,” island governor I Wayan Koster said on Sunday during a testimony alongside the Canadian, who was supervised by immigration officers.
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The governor told him: “If you want to return, you have to respect the customs of Bali.”
Bali Immigration Services have confirmed that Christopher Kyle Martin, who arrived in Indonesia in April on a tourist visa, has been deported in order to damage the archaic culture and traditions.
Al-Kindi attempted to argue, to no avail, that his class did not involve any sexual activity but rather relied on breathing techniques.
The course was canceled after a concert of protests.
The island of Bali, where the majority of the population is Hindu, has expelled dozens of foreigners in recent months for their inappropriate behavior in holy places or often for ignoring restrictions imposed to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.
Last year, a Syrian yogi was fired for organizing a rally with dozens of foreign yoga enthusiasts despite health restrictions.