Oakland warehouse organizer derick ion almena’s ‘cult like life’ revealed _ daily mail online

Derick Ion Almena was in charge of the illegal enclave, described variously as a collective or a commune, where 36 died in Friday night’s devastating fire.

He is facing a criminal investigation into the lead-up to the fire, which happened in a warehouse filled with junk and where Almena was raising his three children with his wife, Micah Allison.

Now details can be disclosed of the power Almena exercised over those who lived in the space he illegally rented to them, to the extent that one described him as ‘a cult leader’.

Almena, who appeared on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday in a testy exchange with Matt Lauer in which he ranted about being ‘sorry’ but offered no explanations for the conditions in the warehouse, was accused of using threats of violence to get his way, and being able to flip from charming to threatening in a heartbeat.

Travel: Almena appears to have used traditional masks from Indian theater to make this display.


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Last year Almena was accused by artists and events producers of stealing equipment, breaking contracts, and making violent threats, according to court documents.

He also claims he was attacked, sustained a dislocated shoulder and was kicked in the head by Almena’s henchmen – who assaulted Lewis on their leader’s orders.

A friend of Lewis’, who asked not to be named, told DailyMail.com: ‘Philippe doesn’t want to have to deal with Almena any more than he has to, they are a violent group. My yoga room He’s trying to protect his family right now.’

Another man who was at the party for the same dispute wrote in court documents that: ‘I was robbed of my iPhone & Philippe’s property at Derrick’s (sic) direction & beaten by his staff.’

Danielle Boudreaux, who has known Almena and his wife Allison for eight years, said Almena was charismatic and easily influenced those around him.

‘I knew Derick very well. Moksha yoga markham schedule The drugs made a big change in him. Yoga breathing exercises for sleep apnea He was always this polar opposite person. Mantra yoga definition One hand could be charming, making you feel you have great ideas, very able to persuade people in that way. Yoga paris 18 There was always this dark vicious side underneath. Sahaja yoga meditation music youtube That was never not present.

Investigators said they have told the fire and sheriff’s departments to treat the area as ‘a potential crime scene’. Yoga poses for quick weight loss Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said Monday her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime even occurred. Yoga readings for relaxation This photo shows inside the warehouse just days after the deadly fire

Blood rituals and animal sacrifice can be used in Hinduism, which Hindus see as a way of honoring the Gods, but it is unclear if this was what ‘Lisa’ was doing. Yoga fitness first Mack declined to expand on her complaint.

‘They’re my children. Purple yoga long beach They’re my friends, they’re my family, they’re my loves, they’re my future. Charm city yoga midtown What else do I have to say,’ he told San Francisco’s KGO-TV.

One of them defended him in an interview with DailyMail.com – using language which suggested Almena remained convinced he was leading a ‘family’.

Artist Anthony Perrault, 27, who ran a studio inside the building for over a year, has spent time at the Marriot hotel in Oakland with Almena and other friends in the aftermath of the fire.

‘That place was absolutely safe, he’s a very strong man. Yoga adelaide south The level of compassion comes out to anyone he invites into the warehouse, from taking people in off the streets and feeding and clothing them for a night, to doing what he can to create this whimsical world for imaginations to grow, he’s an amazing man, Micah is an amazing woman, they’re children, great, absolutely great.’

When asked if Almena was running what could be compared to a cult, Perrault replied sternly: ‘That’s completely false and I’m not going to go into detail why that is false other than to say it’s an art space.

Derick Ion Almena was in charge of the illegal enclave, described variously as a collective or a commune, where 36 died in Friday night’s devastating fire.

He is facing a criminal investigation into the lead-up to the fire, which happened in a warehouse filled with junk and where Almena was raising his three children with his wife, Micah Allison.

Now details can be disclosed of the power Almena exercised over those who lived in the space he illegally rented to them, to the extent that one described him as ‘a cult leader’.

Almena, who appeared on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday in a testy exchange with Matt Lauer in which he ranted about being ‘sorry’ but offered no explanations for the conditions in the warehouse, was accused of using threats of violence to get his way, and being able to flip from charming to threatening in a heartbeat.

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Last year Almena was accused by artists and events producers of stealing equipment, breaking contracts, and making violent threats, according to court documents.

He also claims he was attacked, sustained a dislocated shoulder and was kicked in the head by Almena’s henchmen – who assaulted Lewis on their leader’s orders.

A friend of Lewis’, who asked not to be named, told DailyMail.com: ‘Philippe doesn’t want to have to deal with Almena any more than he has to, they are a violent group. Ashtanga yoga founder He’s trying to protect his family right now.’

Another man who was at the party for the same dispute wrote in court documents that: ‘I was robbed of my iPhone & Philippe’s property at Derrick’s (sic) direction & beaten by his staff.’

Danielle Boudreaux, who has known Almena and his wife Allison for eight years, said Almena was charismatic and easily influenced those around him.

‘I knew Derick very well. Different yoga poses The drugs made a big change in him. Yoga matters He was always this polar opposite person. Be present yoga pants reviews One hand could be charming, making you feel you have great ideas, very able to persuade people in that way. Yoga nidra meditation script There was always this dark vicious side underneath. Yoga hatha vs vinyasa That was never not present.

Investigators said they have told the fire and sheriff’s departments to treat the area as ‘a potential crime scene’. Yoga mudra asana benefits Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said Monday her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime even occurred. Yoga and meditation center This photo shows inside the warehouse just days after the deadly fire

Blood rituals and animal sacrifice can be used in Hinduism, which Hindus see as a way of honoring the Gods, but it is unclear if this was what ‘Lisa’ was doing. Dru yoga snowdonia Mack declined to expand on her complaint.

‘They’re my children. Yoga for lower back pain during pregnancy They’re my friends, they’re my family, they’re my loves, they’re my future. Yoga classes chicago loop What else do I have to say,’ he told San Francisco’s KGO-TV.

One of them defended him in an interview with DailyMail.com – using language which suggested Almena remained convinced he was leading a ‘family’.

Artist Anthony Perrault, 27, who ran a studio inside the building for over a year, has spent time at the Marriot hotel in Oakland with Almena and other friends in the aftermath of the fire.

‘That place was absolutely safe, he’s a very strong man. Hot female yoga poses The level of compassion comes out to anyone he invites into the warehouse, from taking people in off the streets and feeding and clothing them for a night, to doing what he can to create this whimsical world for imaginations to grow, he’s an amazing man, Micah is an amazing woman, they’re children, great, absolutely great.’

When asked if Almena was running what could be compared to a cult, Perrault replied sternly: ‘That’s completely false and I’m not going to go into detail why that is false other than to say it’s an art space.

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