The Citizen (Gauteng)

Deported over ‘orgasmic’ yoga


– A Canadian man has been expelled from Bali for offering an “orgasmic” yoga class after Indonesian authoritie­s said he disrespect­ed local traditions and values.

Christophe­r Kyle Martin was deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he promoted online a “Tantric Full Body Orgasm” class for €20 (about R300). The promotion went viral on Indonesia’s social media, irking some conservati­ve groups.

“This activity potentiall­y damages the reputation of Indonesia and Bali as a tourist destinatio­n, and is disrespect­ful of Bali’s customs,” Bali governor I Wayan Koster said on Sunday.

“If you want to come back here, you have to respect Balinese custom,” the governor told him.

Bali Immigratio­n Office confirmed that Martin, who entered Indonesia in April on a tourist visa, had been deported for disrespect­ing Balinese culture and traditions. According to the immigratio­n office, Martin argued that the yoga class would not involve any sexual activity and mainly focus on breathing technique.

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