Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP
Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

No sex yoga, please, we’re Balinese – a reaction that should come as no surprise in Indonesia, world’s biggest Muslim country

  • Tantric yoga events’ organisers may argue they advocate for sexuality as a natural part of human expression – but does that respect local custom in Indonesia?
  • As the World Travel & Tourism Council says, ‘travellers … must commit to respecting local cultures in ways both large and small’

Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP
Christopher Kyle Martin of Canada at a press conference at the international airport in Bali where immigration authorities announced his expulsion for offering an orgasmic yoga class that was considered disrespectful to local values. Photo: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.