Empowerment | Care | Dignity

MATRAEA is a mission and message of empowerment and support for every woman and family. Matraea finds its roots in the word matriarch and expresses the fierce dignity - the instinctual, primal, and unbending commitment as mothers to nurture and protect our families. 

Born out of their passion for empowering women in their journeys through pregnancy and birth, Kate Koyote and Selina Boily, both registered midwives in the Cowichan Valley, founded MATRAEA in 2011. A multi-disciplinary integrative health care centre in the heart of downtown Duncan, the MATRAEA Centre has become a hub for women and families seeking resources and care throughout their lives. 

Birth is the foundation of all relationships, and it is where the difference we make in the world begins.


MATRAEA Centre is home to a variety of care practitioners as well as classes & workshops and a Birth & Baby Boutique.


MATRAEA Birth & Baby is the only complete line of products for mamas and babies crafted by midwives. With organic teas and body products that support women from pre-conception through to their postpartum journeys, and naturally safe baby products for newborns and up, the MATRAEA line is truly comprehensive.