• Alina Fazleeva
    Alina Fazleeva

It seems there's trouble in paradise with Russian yogi influencer Alina Fazleeva and her husband, Andrey being deported and barred from entering Indonesia for six months, after Ms Fazleeva offended Balinese Hindus by posting images of herself posing naked on a centuries-old sacred tree.

Known as Kayu Putih, which translates as "white wood", the giant tree behind Babakan Temple in Bali's Tabanan district is believed by locals to be 700 years old.

The ABC reports the image went viral after Niluh Djelantik — a prominent Balinese fashion designer and politician — posted a screenshot asking people to report Alina to immigration authorities and the police.

"She should be responsible for the cost of the cleaning ceremony to be carried out by villagers," Ms Djelantik said.

"Trashy tourist. Go home!" she later posted.

Ms Fazleeva deleted the offensive post and published another photo depicting herself offering prayers while clothed at the same tree.

"I apologise to all the people of Bali and Indonesia. I regret what I have done," she wrote in Indonesian.

"I am so ashamed, I did not mean to offend you in any way, I had no knowledge of this place," she said.

Despite the apology, Bali's Governor, Wayan Koster, personally ordered her deportation, saying in a statement it was "far important to preserve the culture and respect the dignity of Bali" than tolerate such behaviour for tourist dollars.

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