Zenith Virago is founder of the Natural Death Care Centre in Australia, the Byron Shire Day of the Dead and the Deathwalker Training programme, which she has now delivered all over Australia, USA, Europe and here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 2016, I brought Zenith to the top of the South Island to conduct the inaugural New Zealand Deathwalker Training programme here in Te Tauihu, just down the road from Fresh FM's Motueka studio, at Riverside Community Centre. Zenith returned again in 2019 to run it in Auckland and the Covid Gods willing, will be back in Aotearoa in 2022.
In Episode 1, we talk about the origins of the term, 'Deathwalker', and dig deep into some of the insights Zenith shared in her recent TEDx Talk: Disrupting Death - A guide to dying well.
Zenith Virago nominated 'Celebration' by Sally Oldfield as a song she would like played at her funeral or wake. Listen to the song in our 'Farewell songs' playlist