Connecting to the Divine Feminine
Variant spellings for the name Druid include 'Draoi’ (pronounced Dree). The term 'Ban Draoi' refers to the female Druids and Priestess of Ancient Ireland.My unique pathway encompasses my Gaelic lineage. A daughter within a long line of magical women, I have been raised with intuitive awareness and understanding of our connection to the subtle energy realms. The mystics of Ireland, have long held the knowledge of the sacred healing modalities and this pathway remains open to those that hear the call. The legacy of the Ban Draoi scales through time embodying the Druidic Priestess, the Seer, Wise Woman, and the Witch. This is a nature path, built upon a rhythm of magick, healing, and wisdom. A lineage passed down through the Gaelic bloodlines and preserved within the sacred trees and master plants of the land.
- Frank MacEowen, M.A., The Mist-Filled Path
I have been blessed with the mentorship of renowned Medicine Woman Shonagh Home, author of Love and Spirit Medicine, Honeybee Wisdom: A Modern Melissa Speaks, plus many other publications. Shonagh has been instrumental in my initiation into the mysteries of the Medicine Woman Traditions. This incredible teacher embodies the practices of the Draoi and continues to guide and support my blossoming pathway within the traditions.
'On my path as a visionary medicine woman, I have come into connection with extraordinary women who walk to the beat of their own drum, indifferent to the pressures of societal conditioning......The path we walk is a very old one, and women have been drawn to it for millennia.'
-Shonagh Home, Medicine Woman, Rebirth of an Ancient Calling
A core mission of DRAOI is the exploration of Western European ways of crafting with plant allies, while harnessing the energies of the divine feminine. Here witchcraft is an essential element in understanding the deeper layers of Europe's shamanic lineages. The role of the feminine as an intermediary between the divine and the natural world is a central force that is honoured within many ancient ritualistic traditions. This is an art that is returning to the landscape as we seek out ways of healing our relationship with the earth. Witch, Volva, Seiðr, Draoi, Oracle, Wu, Wise Woman, the many faces of the divine feminine.
'To walk the mother road is to seek the magick, medicine and mysteries of the Mother Goddess. Although she comes in many different faces, she is a guide along our journey down her twisting pathway.'
- Cyndi Brannen, PhD., Entering Hekates Garden
Vision & Values
A central value of DRAOI is the knowledge that each client has a unique expression, I honor your essence and strive to hold you through stages of profound metamorphosis.
Nature Immersion/ Visionary Journey Retreats
For those individuals that are looking for expanded spaces to commune with nature and further activate their personal evolution, I offer deep-dive immersive retreats.
All retreats are offered on a private basis. You will be in the care of myself plus my small team of support facilitators.
The Visionary Medicine retreats are offered on a seasonal basis in various locations worldwide, we work with select wild medicines. This is a highly specialised practice and I only take a very select number of individuals through this layer of transcendent development. If you would like to discuss your suitability please get in touch.
I also offer non-entheogen based re-wilding retreats, exploring with plant allies such as Rose, Artemisia, Oak, Holly and more. All plants chosen are indigenous to the land.
Yoga, Breathwork, and Ayurvedic food are integral element's on every retreat, with a focus on embodiment and deep nourishment of the soul.
It is my intention to create a sacred container that reflects your unique needs and desires. To ensure your safety yet to challenge your limiting belief structures. Allowing you to transcend beyond the ego confines, and returning with a profound sense of connection to the earth, the cosmos, and your soul's purpose. It is my vision to create spaces of tangible Magick and to share this gift with you. A sacred space to mirror your divine essence. DRAOI is here to guide and support you along your path of awakening.
DRAOI Private Medicine Retreat work is fully booked until 2024, but please get in touch if you would like to discuss suitability and wait list.
Terms & Conditions In the spirit of good practice, when you are purchasing services from me I ask you to confirm that you have read and agreed to each statement below and that you wish to proceed. All services and communication, email or otherwise, delivered by myself, Cathy Coyle/ DRAOI, as well as information on this website (www.cathycoyle.com) are intended to assist you in identifying, and navigating the pathways on your journey of personal evolution. Transpersonal Coaching/ Breathwork or DRAOI Healing is not a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care. DISCLAIMER I understand that the services I will be receiving from Cathy Coyle/ DRAOI are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. I also understand that Cathy is not acting as a mental health counsellor or a medical professional. I agree to disclose my medical history or previous incidence of mental illness to Cathy. Where applicable and upon request, I will ask for clearance from my medical or mental health professional before beginning to work with Cathy. I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my sessions, and subsequently, including my choices and decisions. I understand that this model of Transpersonal Coaching is premised on a Psycho-Spiritual Perspective. Within this model, there are core elements that include Shamanic practices, Breath Work; Energy Work & Meditative States; with Cathy's practice built on Nondual Spiritual foundations. I understand that all comments and ideas offered by Cathy are solely to aid me in achieving my personal evolution. I can give my informed consent, and hereby give such consent to Cathy to assist me in achieving flourishing and understand that results are not guaranteed. I understand that Cathy will protect my information as confidential unless I state otherwise in writing. If I report child, elder abuse or neglect or threaten to harm myself or someone else, I understand that necessary actions will be taken and my confidentiality agreement limited in this capacity. Furthermore, if Cathy is ordered by a court to provide information or to testify, she will do so to the extent the law requires. I understand that the use of technology is not always secure and I accept the risks of confidentiality in the use of email, text, phone, Skype and other technology. 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Cathy reserves the right to terminate a pre-booked package at any time with full refund to the client in this rare case. Cathy/DRAOI offers a rescheduling for client cancellations upon receipt of 24 hours’ notice prior to the scheduled session. If you cancel due to illness, acts of god or family emergency the session will be transferred to an alternative date. Pre-paid packages; you have the right to withdraw from the remaining sessions if you are unhappy during session one and notify Cathy of your intention to withdraw while the first session is still live; in this case the rate of remaining sessions will be refunded. If you cancel your coaching agreement with Cathy after the first session, no refunds are provided, but you can avail of session credit that is valid for up to 12 months for the outstanding sessions, or receive a credit that can be used towards a holistic retreat curated by Cathy & the DRAOI team. Where there is a genuine health or employment emergency, Cathy will work with the client to support an emergency withdrawal from the agreement with special conditions for refund, this will be mutually discussed and agreed upon with the client where such a genuine case does arise. All payments are due as per coaching contract in full at the time of booking or at an adjusted rate for payment plan options. GROUP PROGRAMS Full payment is required at time of booking, unless otherrwise agreed with Cathy Coyle. No refunds allowed once a package has been purchased. When making purchase you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and any additional agreements made with Cathy Coyle or DRAOI team in external correspondence.