Movement Medicine


Jun 29 2021


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



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Hawaiian Sanctuary


Hawaiian Sanctuary
13-3194 Pahoa kalapana road, Pahoa hi 96778
Movement Medicine is an intentional offering weaving sound, dance, meditation, and herbalism in devotion to the aina.
A safe space for Queer POC.
$22 exchange, RSVP Venmo @collectiveBAE
Hosted by DRĖĖĖMY and Renk Kocturk.
Reem Abdou, also known as DRĖĖĖMY, is a genre-bending world-fusion sound artist, trauma-informed movement & meditation teacher, self-empowerment activist, and conscious community catalyst. She is the founder of the NYC-based women’s music, arts, wellness, social justice, and environmental movement The Collective BAE and the co-creator of BASSyoga and ELEV8 Wellness.
Reem’s work lives at the intersection of amplifying and evolving multi-cultural connection, collaboration, co-creation, and well-being for all as the cornerstones of Revolution. Highlighting especially under-represented female-identifying artists and the power of Earth- & self-awareness, she harnesses the healing arts to transmute spaces for collective meditation, revelation, liberation, and celebration around and for the Planet.
Renk Kocturk is a Movement & Yoga Therapist, Herbalist, and Trauma-Informed Educator. Renk has spent most of her life between NYC & Istanbul, and just recently moved to the Big Island in October. Her work focuses on de-stigmatizing Movement as Medicine and supporting survivors and all-bodied humans in releasing trauma that is stored in the body through movement. Renk is deeply connected to her Turkish/Brazilian ancestral wisdom and lives in deep devotion and respect to Gaia. Approaching each healing modality through a trauma-informed lens and working closely with the medicine women in her ancestral lineage, Renk weaves her studies in Herbalism, Movement, Yoga, Meditation, and Magick.
After graduating with her degree in Psychology and Dance, she continued her studies with Dance Therapy pioneer Elissa White, focusing on bringing movement as medicine to people around the world. She currently trains Educators, Healers, Activists, Non-Profit staff, and Community Organizers in trauma-informed facilitation. She has worked for the past 6 years with different nonprofits in the U.S., Turkey, Syria, Thailand, and Indonesia. She has years of experience working with refugees, domestic & sexual violence survivors, and human trafficking survivors. In 2017 she facilitated multiple training’s around trauma-informed mindfulness, yoga, and movement to Syrian educators at the Syrian Border.
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