Covidiot Files: Trumper Yoga Studio in Pacifica Advertising ‘Mask Free’ Classes

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The MAGA-yoga connection apparently exists, and a hot yoga studio could be in hot water for “mask free” classes flouting health restrictions.   One of the curious corollaries of COVID-19 has been the New Age/hippie/spiritual community’s passionate embrace of coronavirus denialism and QAnon, eloquently described in the rare actually-good Medium post The Red Pill Overlap: Why New Age Yogis Have Swallowed QAnon Conspiracies. Or if you would prefer a stupider display of this kind of behavior, we turn your attention to today’s Hoodline report that a Pacifica yoga studio is advertising mask-free classes.These promotions have predictably caused such tremendous social media backlash that Yelp has put the old Unusual Activity Alert on the studio’s page.
We don’t know for sure that these “mask free” yoga classes have been taking place, but we do know that the studio has been advertising them.  The above Instagram post is from two weeks ago. But just yesterday, the studio posted four sessions happening today, with the message “‘Come Feel the Heat’ #maskfree #fearfree #virusfree #cowardfree #infernohotpilates #bikramyoga #powervinyasa #hotyoga #trump2020.” Sceenshot via YelpThe whole thing officially turned into a brouhaha on Wednesday, when a Yelp commenter called out …

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