Mythaca (pronounced myth-ah-ca, rhymes with Ithaca) sprouted at Arnot Forest, near Ithaca, NY, as an off-shoot of the Ithaca Dance Gathering, held in June for the past 30 years. The IDG has been a model for other shared-creation, egalitarian events across the country. This community-generated gathering has highlighted Dances of Universal Peace, and more recently, other conscious dance forms such as Ecstatic Dance, Five Rhythms and Contact Improv. Mythaca in it's current form has expanded even more greatly to offer deep healing within the community, with a specific focus on healing divides and helping to decolonize us individually and collectively through conscious connection, music, dance, spiritual practices, and healing arts. We will offer musical performances, flow arts, healing circles, earth arts, panels, workshops, kids camp, fires, and ceremonies. We are an inclusive community and gift economy based event, so once you are in the gate all things offered are given/exchanged freely. We ask that all participants sign up for 2 hours of seva or community help as a way to be a conscious co-creative heart of the living mandala that we all are. We celebrate a community focused on collaboration by taking a break from the mainstream consumerist vibes, as well as ask all folks to come as they are, meaning free from mind altering substances and alcohol. This allows for us to dive deep into our truth and we promise it is such an enriching, fun and empowering way to show up for yourself and the community.|
We also have a Red Tent for women identifying and non-binary folx, H-I-M (Healing Inspired Masculine) for men identifying and non-binary folx, trans and gender non-conforming healing spaces, healing space for BIPOC, a Sacred temple, workshops for all genders, and practices/talks on steps towards decolonization, anti-racist actions, supporting racial and social healing as well as ways to dance within our differences and thereby dance into unity within our communities.
Arnot Forest is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogohó:no' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogohó:no' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America. We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogohó:no' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogohó:no' people, past and present, to these lands and waters. This land acknowledgment has been reviewed and approved by the traditional Gayogohó:no' leadership.
We encourage carpooling! There is an environmental impact fee for parking in addition to the tickets, which will be collected at the gate. $40/car if there is 1 person, $30/car if there are 2, $20/car if there are 3, and $10/car if it is full. Thank you for helping us support the environment and our neighbors. These funds go to the Gayogohó:no' nation whose land we are on, to support their continued growth in this region which is their home.
Arnot Forest (View)
611 County Rd 13
Van Etten, NY 14889
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|