Hello! My name is Hana Ilg.

I live in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo, California with my amazing husband, Brooks, and my cat, Gus.


So how did I get to be so passionate about conscious living & women’s health, ranging from food and lifestyle to fertility and birth?

I am a naturally curious and inquisitive person so when a big decision in life confronts me, I like to dig deep, do my research, experiment and implement solutions. When I began having health issues, I found that there was a strong connection to what I was eating and lifestyle choices I was making that contributed to me feeling terrible.  I sought after a more lasting solution. I wanted to learn how to eat healthier but there were so many contradictory theories of how to do so, meanwhile everyone around me was counting calories and using quick fixes as band aids. I knew there had to be another way, so I sought after more lasting solutions. 

I realized that if I took care of my body,
my body would take care of me

I started cooking and eating whole, real foods for healing, happiness and health. I started getting rid of my toxic home cleaners and personal care products and replacing them with healthier options, such as essential oils. Over time,  I experienced a shift in my overall health and I wanted to help others do the same so I applied and became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2014 specializing in women’s health and fertility and started teaching wellness & essential oils classes.

Prints-62When needing to choose what type of birth control method I was going to use I thought there were no viable natural birth control options. So when I found the fertility awareness method (FAM) for natural birth control and discovered that it worked, was easy, inexpensive and had no adverse side effects, I was thrilled. I am tired of traditional practitioners pushing hormonal contraceptives as a band aid for other health issues and the lack of information and resources women have. I don’t want any other woman feeling in the dark about the truth of how our fertility works, so I decided to share my knowledge and teach other women how to practice FAM to either avoid or achieve pregnancy.

hana-doula-photo-1-edit3Most recently when researching pregnancy and birth for when that time comes in my life, I was overwhelmed with how much I didn’t know! I began learning about how beautifully whole, miraculous and capable women’s bodies are. I however also learned of the countless interventions our health care system pushes on pregnant and birthing women and, in general, women’s lack of trust and knowledge of their bodies. I decided to get trained to be a Labor and Postpartum Doula to help support women in pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Every obstacle, my gut told me
there was another way.

I am still on my health journey but what I know to be true is that there is another way of living. One in which women are confident in what their bodies are capable of: healing with the right food and lifestyle, having healthy reproductive cycles that allow us to naturally avoid or achieve pregnancy, and experiencing beautiful pregnancies, births & babies.

 

This is why I now provide programs and services that educate and equip women to move forward with confidence in what their bodies are capable of.

Qualifications

  • Certified Health Coach: I received my health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. I apply this background now in my FAM education, Doula services and essential oils classes helping to inspire women to make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
  • Fertility Awareness Method Educator: Practicing and teaching the Fertility Awareness Method to avoid pregnancy for 4 years.
  • Doula: Trained labor and postpartum doula by CAPPA International.