An “orgasm retreat” to be run in Bali by an Australian man has been canned after he was taken in for police questioning.
Andrew Irvine Barnes confronted three hours of police questions on Friday night time after native uproar at the kind of retreat being run on the vacation island.
However he was not arrested and has been launched. The workshop that he was to facilitate, which he advised police was yoga, has since been cancelled.
The 50-year-old initially got here to the eye of Immigration officers who have been questioning him on Friday when police turned up and took him in.
Officers say Mr Barnes, described on-line as a facilitator of tantric sexuality and relationship retreats around the globe, was resulting from run a four-day “Tantric full physique power orgasm retreat” at Ubud from Saturday.
It’s understood Mr Barnes got here to the discover of officers after an area politician and activist publicly questioned Immigration for permitting the person to run the category.
Bali’s Legislation and Human Rights workplace chief, Jamaruli Manihuruk, stated Immigration had been knowledgeable the retreat individuals have been paying $US500 per particular person.
Officers met Mr Barnes on Friday afternoon and seized his passport.
“After we met him we have been keen to take him to the Immigration workplace. Nevertheless, round two minutes later law enforcement officials from Gianyar police station got here to choose him up,” Jamaruli advised AAP.
“So he has been taken by law enforcement officials from Gianyar police for examination.”
A Fb web page promoting the orgasm retreat says Mr Barnes facilitates tantric sexuality and relationship retreats worldwide.
“He has been exploring Tantric and Taoist practices for 28 years and has a Masters in Well being Science – Sexual Well being. He is the creator of Tantric Physique De-Armouring and Tantric Full Physique Power Orgasm Retreats, which information folks in cultivating a profound depth of vibrancy and intimacy of their every day lives, relationships, sexuality and careers.”
Gianyar police confirmed to AAP on Saturday that Mr Barnes was not arrested or detained and has been returned to his villa.