Death Cafe profile for Raiya Iverson

Location: United States

About Raiya Iverson:

I am one of 2 facilitators for this Death Cafe. I have been a death doula (and birth doula and student midwife) for many years and currently offer a course to teach others to be death doulas. My co-facilitator is technically my local "competition" who also teaches a death doula course and we are coming together to open a safe space in our community for the anyone to talk and process thoughts about death. 

With all that said, we understand we aren't to be promoting our courses within the Death Cafe. we just hope to create a safe space for the topic of death to be shared among the community.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

It is a natural place for myself and my co-facilitator to be. Talking about death is what we do. 

What would you like your legacy to be?

My legacy is Love. 

Thoughts for sharing:

The definition of holding space according to Raiya Iverson (me): "Holding Space is when we suspend our own ego to meet someone where they are, wherever they are." 

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Raiya Iverson's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Millcreek UT Death Cafe @ the Lotus

Posted by Raiya Iverson on Feb. 2, 2024, 2:48 p.m.

With Raiya Iverson and Jude Higgins

March 27, 2024, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (MST)

Accepts donations

We are collaborating to bring our community a love centered, safe, non-judgemental space to talk about death, dying and mortality.



The Lotus Center

Earthside Holistic


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