Zenith Virago is the go-to marriage celebrant of Byron Bay, Australia, having conducted over 1500 marriage ceremonies. She’s also the region’s deathwalker, offering end-of-life decision planning and DIY funeral alternatives through her Natural Death Care Centre.

Both sides of her work share the same mission: to help people reclaim their most personal, vulnerable, and significant life moments from commercial pressure, government bureaucracy, and cultural taboo.

Image of deathwalker/celebrant Zenith ViragoZenith’s work and the support of Byron’s citizens and elected officials invite us to take more creative and sustainable approaches to death.

After five weeks of filming in Byron Shire, we are currently in post-production of Zen & the Art of Dyinga documentary about Zenith and her pioneering work. We are also developing a Natural Death Web Initiative that will provide practical information, share personal stories, and foster conversations around communal, intercultural, economical, and environmentally-sustainable death care options.

Explore the site to find out more about the project, the global natural death movement, and how you can become involved.