Gennica Cochran Wiki – Gennica Cochran Biography
Gennica Cochran is the server who demanded that Michael Lofthouse leave the Barnardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, on July 4. The incident was captured on video and spread across the world. The video shows one of the servers at the Barnardus Lodge confronting Lofthouse and demanding that he leave.
She is working as a server at the Barnardus Lodge, Cochran seems to be better known as a yoga teacher in the Carmel Valley area. According to one online profile, Cochran is a 500+ hour certified teacher. Cochran learned her craft at the Mount Madonna School of Yoga in 2010. That bio says that Indian yoga master Baba Hari Dass influenced Cochran. The bio says that Cochran was inspired by Dass to live a life dedicated to “service, compassion, and grace.”
The profile goes on to say that Cochran encourages her students to “explore their practice with intention, focus, and humility.” The piece adds that Cochran wants her students to understand who they are “powerful, connected, intuitive beings.” The profile gives Cochran’s “Favorite Escape” as the Hiking Garland Ranch Park, which located a mile west of the Barnardus Lodge in the Carmel Valley.
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❗️❗️❗️SHARE THIS POST❗️❗️❗️ Trigger warning: Racism, Vulgar Language (FYI he had a LOT more to say after I stopped recording) This is the face of the man who relentlessly harassed my family and I completely UNPROVOKED, UNWARRANTED, and UNCONSCIONABLE. We were celebrating my tita’s birthday, literally just singing happy birthday to her and taking pictures, when this white supremacist starts yelling disgusting racist remarks at us. (“Fuck you Asians” “Go back to whatever fucking Asian country you’re from” “You don’t belong here”) It is no coincidence that this man has the audacity to showcase such blatant racism on the 4th of July. White supremacy has a notorious habit of masquerading as patriotism! The fact that Donald Trump is our president (i.e. THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD) gives racists a platform and amplifies voices of hate. The surfacing of racists is so prevalent right now, even in such an ethnically/culturally diverse and liberal state like California, because Trump HIMSELF uses his position to incite racial tension and to promote aggression towards POC, foreigners, and immigrants. We need change! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE THIS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION. PROTECT ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR AND ETHNIC ORIGIN. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
Altercation With Michael Lofthouse
According to members of the Chan family, who were at the restaurant celebrating a birthday party, Lofthouse had been spewing racial slurs at the group all night. The woman who posted the original video of the incident, Jordan Chan, said in an interview with KION 456 that Lofthouse was drunk during the event. In an interview with The Daily Mail, Lofthouse’s mother, Linda, confirmed that her son has an alcohol problem and referred to him as a “loose cannon.”
Lofthouse has responded to the scandal in a statement via KSBW’s Felix Cortez:
My behavior in the video is appalling. This was clearly a moment where I lost control and made incredibly hurtful and divisive comments.
I would like to deeply apologize to the Chan family. I can only imagine the stress and pain they feel. I was taught to respect people of all races, and I will take the time to reflect on my actions and work to better understand the inequality that so many of those around me face.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. Cochran lives in the area around Carmel Valley with her husband, Mike Cochran. Heavy has reached out to Cochran for comment.
Gennica Cochran GoFundMe
As a result of her stand, a man named Jeremy Stephens started a GoFundMe page to honor Cochran. Stephens writes in the description of the page that it is important to stand up to racists, it’s just as important to “lift the people who stand up to defend those who are on the receiving end of such racism.” At the time of writing, the page has raised close to $14,000. The original goal of the page was $1,000.
Her Blog (Cosmic Toro)
Cochran maintains a blog dedicated to her yoga teaching career named Cosmic Toro. One review of Cochran’s class says that she teaches “a great Vinyasa class with excellent queuing and intention that’s still playful.”
On the Instagram page associated with her blog, Cochran writes in the bio that she is “shining like fiery bacon.”