Green Events & Programs
A Natural Off-Grid Venue for Programs and Events
Providing a natural sustainable venue for artists, naturalists, instructors and health & wellness practitioners to explore, create, learn and heal.
We are now the Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre
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Borrowing the Land for...
Art ~ Nature ~ Health and Wellness
Art: Artists - Photographers - Musicians - Writers
Nature: Educational Programs - Workshops - Weddings - Naturalists
Health & Wellness: Healing Work - Yoga - Health Fairs - Retreats - Workshops
We have 100 acres consisting of forest, meadows, orchards, a pond, wetlands and a small 9 hole golf course. We host private and corporate events from educational programs, health and wellness workshops, outdoor club activities, team building activities to outdoor weddings. Hiking, walking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing can be added to your personal event.
Educators, instructors, outdoor enthusiasts, and health professionals offer programs and workshops that will enhance your journey, empowering you with new skills.
It’s our goal, through these programs, to provide opportunities to begin living a new paradigm, to become conscious beings, to be aware and feel our connection to the earth, to nature, to our dignity and to each other. Green Events is where you can relax in nature, spend quality time with your family and engage in outdoor, healthy activities.
The acreage is located in the Township of Ramara, where the land transitions from the Canadian Shield to the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence lowlands. It is just east of Orillia, ON near the territory of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. This territory was called “the gathering place”. It was a traditional meeting place due to its unique geographical location with the convergence of lakes, especially the area known as The Narrows. The Narrows is a waterway between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. This passageway allowed people to travel great distances throughout the Great Lakes. It was a place where travelers rested, meetings were held and agreements signed back in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Art & Nature
Instructors, we offer an outdoor or indoor setting for your class. Your students have the opportunity to expand their artistic knowledge and skills. The acreage consists of forest, apple orchards and a pond. Wonderful scenery to paint on canvas. The workshop can be a half or full-day. We can also facilitate art camps for kids, 1 and 2-day programs. We offer tent camping for overnight accommodations. Whether it’s a workshop for seasoned artists or for the beginner, Green Events is a great location to teach and work with paints, brushes and canvas.
Green Events is a perfect environment to support writers. We are located in a rural area, offering remoteness, quiet and lots of wildlife.
Instructors, let us host your one day workshop in a place where your students get the opportunity to learn tips from you and their fellow writers and discuss issues of craft. Participants will also benefit from quiet, undisturbed time to write, a place where they can take a break and walk in nature. Maybe come back to their pens inspired to write. Writers get a chance to get advice from more experienced writers or can mentor those will less experience. Green Events is the place to network and connect with fellow writers.
Green Events is a great place for Photography Clubs to gather for workshops and field trips. Hobbyists and amateurs have a place to practice, talk about the latest gear, swap tips and techniques, and share images and stories. Groups arrive mid-morning, shoot for a couple of hours and then convene for lunch to socialize and talk shop. This is the place to share, learn and develop photographic skills in an environment that is supportive.
This is the place for outdoor playing, dancing and rock and roll. This venue is offered to people who want to gather and listen to some great folk, rock, country, bluegrass, jazz and everything in between. It’s a place with a small community vibe, private and remote. If you’re looking for a location to organize a gathering and you want live music, this is the place.
Musicians, you can rent our land for your outdoor shows.
Educational Programs & Workshops
Outdoor leaders and facilitators, we offer our land for programs, activities and workshops for adults and children. Your activities can include nature-based identification skills, edible wilds and plant ecology, wilderness and primitive skills, animal adaptations and tracking, making bow drill fires and learning about outdoor fire safety, tracking wildlife and learning about animals’ lives and habits, to improving ecological and environmental awareness. Our location provides opportunities to explore and learn, creating experiences that deepen our understanding of nature and enhance our skills.
Here at Green Events you will find a beautiful rustic venue for your outdoor wedding. Let the setting of your outdoor ceremony inspire your desired theme and decor. Outdoor weddings are a great way of tying back to nature. We offer an array of beautiful trees, apple orchards and natural wilderness as a backdrop for your special day. We do have a marquis tent as a back up should the weather be uncooperative.
Nature Lovers, Bird Watchers & Hikers
Enjoy walking our trails and being in nature. Feel the soft breeze of the wind, smell the forest after a rain shower, listen to the birds singing and chirping and watch for wildlife in their natural habitat. Find a Sit Spot and allow your senses to expand or bring a journal to record what you are sensing and feeling. Connect and talk with the massive, ancient trees. Bring binoculars and watch the arrival of the Tundra Swans or wild turkeys looking for the last of the summer grain. You may even see our local Moose with her calf. Experience the quiet, solitude and stillness at Green Events.
“Green Events is a rather special place. The peace and tranquility, which is so tangible on this land, provide such fertile ground for some amazing healing work to take place.”
— Kerstin K. (Reiki Master)
Health & Wellness
Polarity Therapy is a natural health care system involving energy-based bodywork, cleansing and health building diets, polarity yoga-type exercises and the encouragement of a positive and harmonious attitude and approach to life. Electromagnetic patterns are expressed on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Therapeutic methods and protocols are used to assist in balancing these patterns. The therapist’s touch encourages the client’s energy to break through resistances and blockages in the electromagnetic field. Polarity Therapy supports the restoration of freely-flowing energy within the body, mind and spirit.
Polarity Therapy was developed by Dr. Randolph Stone D.C., D.O., N.D. (1890-1982). Dr. Stone committed his life to researching healing systems from both Eastern and Western cultures. He believed when the body is assisted in returning to its natural state of rest and balance, its own innate ability to heal is activated.
“Energy is the real substance behind the appearance of matter and forms.”
DR. RANDOLPH STONE - The first principle of Polarity Therapy
June completed her 3 year Polarity training in 1995. She went on to become the President of the Polarity Therapy Association of Ontario www.polaritytherapy.ca 1995 – 1997.
Usui Traditional Reiki
Reiki is an ancient Japanese tradition that utilizes the universal life energy to heal. The word derives from Rei- meaning Universal and Ki meaning life force energy. The healing art form originated around 3000 BC in what is now Tibet and was primarily a collection of oral teachings in Buddhist monasteries. The knowledge was secretive and hidden. The symbols, the names of each and the attunements had to be memorized. Today we live in a different world and now more than ever we need Reiki practitioners. The information is now readily obtained with access to the internet, along with a number of books that have been written on the subject.
Reiki supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It helps to remove barriers in our own vital life flow. These barriers are perceived as stress, anxiety, physical ailments, chronic destructive behaviours, addictions, the list goes on. Receiving Reiki is a gentle, supportive method in shaking loose the inner personal barriers that we create. The therapy is noninvasive; it comforts, calms and soothes, relieves pain, speeds up the healing process, is beneficial to receive pre/post-surgery and releases emotional trauma from the present and the past.
Reiki is part of planetary healing. It belongs to everyone and to Mother Earth. Reiki can heal the people on this planet, heal the animals, heal the Earth and heal our human awareness and consciousness.
June Crinnion has been a Certified Usui Reiki practitioner for 25 years.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that takes a whole-person approach to healing. The emphasis of the work is to sense how the body is expressing Health, even in the most acute resistances and pathologies. It is a type of bodywork that emphasizes slowing down and being present. BCST is a joint endeavour between client and practitioner, encouraging new levels of order and balance in mind, body and spirit. This interconnection is acknowledged, as well as how the body reflects experiences and retains the memory of trauma. It is an effective form of bodywork for a wide range of conditions, ranging from headaches, knee and back pain, emotional difficulties, injuries from falls and vehicle accidents. The intention of BCST is to assist in creating optimal wellness.
This work is an art of listening to the language of the body, sensing and understanding that language and responding to the healing intentions of the human system. During a session, clients may feel deep relaxation, become aware of alterations in fluid pressures, tissue motion, heat, tingling and energy movement throughout the body.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is about healing the human heart through a heart-to-heart connection between the client and practitioner.
June Crinnion RCST® graduated from the first Canadian Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy foundation course in 1998. The training is developed by Franklyn Sills and requires a three year commitment. She went on to become the Founding President of the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. www.craniosacraltherapy.org 1998-2001 June was also a teacher assistant in Santa Barbara, CA for the foundation certification course from 2002-2004.
Come and join us at our annual Health Fair usually held in August. Our fairs are educational and interactive. Yoga classes are offered during the day. We have a host of presenters and healers offering talks and consultations about nutrition, mental health, health screenings, foot health, essential oils, massage and alternative healing modalities. Many of the vendors offer free screening and mini sessions during the fairs. You get the opportunity to learn more about the state of your health and the various options available to you for your continued health and well-being.
Instructors we offer a quiet, sacred space for your yoga classes. Just let us know your requirements and we will ensure you have what you need.
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Ramara, Ontario, Canada L0K 1B0