Photos by Ray Lesel @lovely_sun_ray

Kohenet Naomi Azriel

is a lifestyle designer,

Jewish educator and

sacred beauty ceremonialist.

 

Hi and welcome! I'm Naomi, the owner and creative director of Naomi Azriel Lifestyle Design. I am an ordained Hebrew Priestess through Kohenet and have extensive background in creating and facilitating immersive experiences for Jewish organizations. 

 

I seek to imbue delight and wonder into Jewish ritual offerings and strive to create transformational experiences as a way to delve deeper towards the divine within and without.

 

I also promote awe-filled living by curating sacred objects, interiors and

plant-based artistry. I craft bespoke ritual and retreats holidays and life-cycle events and am the founder of a Moon Circle Collective that holds embodied circles for women from all over the globe.

I'm inspired by:

moonlit tent dinners

texture and wild patterns

Moorish design

vignette moments

temple keeping

the way flowers naturally bend,

love and how it changes us,

creating spaces that allow for connection

More about me/timeline of my career thus far:

 

My background is in fashion and interior styling and at 20 I interned at Lonny Magazine, Country Living Magazine and The Editor-at-Large in New York City..

At 22, I shifted focus from exterior beauty to natural beauty and immersed myself in Jewish Communal Farm living as a fellow and then apprentice at Adamah,. I was the art specialist at Eden Village Camp and an Herbal apprentice at Israel Herb School.

At 24, I decided to bridge my love for beauty and nature and I got my first job at a flower shop, The Floracultural Society in Oakland, CA.

At 25, I started designing weddings for close friends and I found that not only do I have a talent for large-scale event design but that I also was imbuing a sense of transformational essence with my Kohenet training. At this time I also was working full-time for Moishe House, as their Eastern Regional Manager. 

At 26, I started freelancing with Whim Events, the premier Wedding Planners in Boston, MA as well as freelancing with local designers such as Orly Khon Floral, Sweettalk Floral, Bloom52, Laura Jean Floral and Chive Events. 

At 27, I got ordained as a Kohenet and took on my first season of wedding clients! (What an adventure of a year!)

At 28, I realized that as much as I love working with flowers, there was something missing that I needed to gift to the world. I started teaching Jewish art education, sacred space curation and melding my love of design, ritual, and transformative Jewish experiences. I've led numerous Moishe House retreats, taught for Hillel International and started crafted my own in-person retreat experiences.

Here I am now, at 30, recognizing that my niche is creating immersive Jewish experiences through the art of sacred space creation, which almost always includes flowers, fruits and eclectic found treasures!

I'd love to hear your story and see how I can support you in creating the sacred space that you so desire.

xx Naomi

 

 

 

 

Naomi is bold and unapologetically authentic, offering magic and tangible healing through reflection and sharing. Her welcome into spaces is gracious and accepting of a fullness that allows room for growth and mistakes and messiness. She holds tenderness and blessings in details, planning, and communication. - Sarah.

I am spiritually rejuvenated after spending this past weekend in the amazing space Naomi created.

Her warm and open energy, attention to small aesthetic details, and thoughtful consideration of our needs

were the reason this weekend was such an awesome and divine experience!- Liz Y.

Naomi Azriel built a full and meaningful weekend down to every detail. Flowers at every corner, surprise kombucha for lunch, songs strewn out throughout the weekend. She listened to our needs and adjusted as planned. She dives full-in when she is leading, and you want to run with her in her passion. I passionately believe she is onto something we all need to be a part of! - Emily

I have written and rewritten this many times because it's hard to put into words how magnificently Naomi creates sacred space in her New Moon Circles. Even virtually, she shows up fully and genuinely every month and is able to create a sweet, sacred, and safe space that honors and celebrates every single person in the circle. There is space for joy and bliss, for grief and tears, for reflection, for sharing, for staying internal, and everything beyond. Every circle that I've joined (even on days when I felt like I might be too drained to really participate or be present) has left me feeling grounded and re-energized. Every circle is different, and every one is powerful - the rituals that Naomi incorporates always resonate for me, and she does a lovely job weaving together the power of womanhood, Jewish ritual and the energy and intention of every Jewish calendar month, and a sense of community and sisterhood. I cannot sing the praises of Naomi and her New Moon Circles enough to anyone who is interested in exploring Jewishness and women's sacred space! - Carole R.

Kind words from past soul-mate clients

© 2021 by Naomi Izen
 

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