What We Do
Pinetree Institute promotes personal, social and environmental well-being by developing diverse, innovative programs that empower individuals and organizations to identify best practices that ignite change. Pinetree initiatives focus on integrating the full physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the whole person with particular emphasis on the capacities for creativity and resilience. The arts engage the whole person by cultivating creative expression which is essential to the development of a robust capacity for resilience.
Where We Do It
Pinetree Farm is a beautifully renovated 1792 farmhouse and barn across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and only an hour and fifteen minutes from Boston. The setting is peaceful and rural while being just three miles off Interstate 95 with easy access for public and private transportation. Rooms provide shared accommodations for two to three people with a half-bath and shared access to private showers. Staying at Pinetree is like staying at an old New England bed & breakfast with an emphasis on healthy meals and simple accommodations that are comfortable and cozy.
How We Do It
A variety of arts and art forms are used as part of the educational process including Authentic Movement which integrates mental, emotional and spiritual experience through physical expression, a variety of visual and media arts, writing, music and expressive drama. The arts are used as part of the learning experience and participants are encouraged to draw on their artistic and expressive talents as they share their learning with others.
Why We Do It
Lasting change is rooted in balance. Balance is rooted within and through our connection to the world. One of the greatest contributions that the arts makes in personal development is to create a broad sense of empathy for difference, and a celebration of what makes each of us unique. Pinetree Institute uses the arts as a gateway to explore balance within ourselves through learning and building empathy together.
Rent Pinetree Farm
Pinetree Farm is available for rental for groups of up to 15 people for workshops, retreats and meetings.
Rentals are available from April 15 to November 15, depending on the Pinetree Institute workshop schedule.