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Indonesia deports Canadian who offered ‘orgasmic’ yoga classes in Bali

Jakarta, May 9 (EFE).- A Canadian man who tried to offer orgasmic yoga classes in Bali has left the island on Sunday ahead of his deportation from Indonesia for offending local religion and customs, authorities said Sunday.

Christopher Kyle Martin insisted that his Tantric Full Body Orgasm class was not sexual and consisted only of breathing techniques.

Martin, who was detained weeks before the class was scheduled to go ahead, left the popular island for the capital Jakarta on Sunday. He will return to Canada via Doha on Monday.

Immigration authorities said Martin’s yoga event was an insult to local culture and religion. The Canadian arrived in Indonesia on 9 April, they added.

His deportation comes not long after Russian influencer Leia Se was ordered to leave the country after a video showing her flouting local Covid-19 rules in Bali by painting a mask onto her face in stead of wearing one went viral.

Bali has become a hub for digital nomads during the pandemic.

In January, Bali’s authorities expelled young American tourist Kristen Gray after she said the island was tolerant of the LGBT community, which stirred controversy in the conservative and majority-Muslim country.

Indonesia has recorded over 1.71 million Covid-19 infections and 46,000-related deaths since the pandemic began, making it the worst-hit nation in Southeast Asia.

Bali, which has a majority Hindu population, is considered more open to foreigners and has been less affected by the virus. EFE


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