Elinor Fish, CEO and Founder, Run Wild Retreats + Wellness
Elinor Fish is a writer, speaker and educator whose mission is to lead runners to better health through mindful running. Over her 17-year career in running and wellness, her articles, programs, workshops and retreats have helped thousands of runners make their running a mindfulness practice to reduce their stress and bring their best selves to their roles as parents, professionals, caregivers and leaders. Read more about Elinor’s personal journey here.
Meagan Bertoni, Retreat Operations Manager + Retreat Travel Specialist
Meagan Bertoni is a holistic health + wellness coach and fitness instructor, whose goal is to inspire others to love themselves from the inside out. When she’s not whipping up recipes in her kitchen, teaching classes or spending time with her husband, you can find her getting her hands dirty with the nitty gritty details of our retreats.
Meagan calls herself a “life runner,” who began as a teenager running with her mom. She’s proud to be a third-generation runner, as her 84-year-old grandfather still runs daily. “I run to keep my body healthy (we’re only given one, so I want to take good care of it!), I run to think, I run to spend time with my husband, I run to put things back into perspective, and above all else, I run because, well, it’s fun,” she says.
Retreat Leader Heather Lee, MSW, Women’s Mind/Body Wellness Coach
Heather is a trail runner and highly inspirational Women’s Mind/Body Wellness and Longevity Lifestyling Coach. She has spent the last 25 years developing and facilitating dynamic and transformational retreats designed exclusively for women’s lives and life transitions. Heather is a masters-level mental health professional with advanced training in mind/body medicine from the Harvard Mind/Body Medical Institute and is the past Director of the Mind/Body Medicine and Women’s Health Education programs at The University of Virginia Medical Center. Her forthcoming book: Run. A Way With Your Problems, inspires women in using running as “lifestyle medicine” for balancing emotional wellbeing. When Heather isn’t leading retreats she is trail running in her home in Colorado and maximizing her midlife mojo. Heather is leading the Costa Brava Running + Wellness Retreat this fall.
Retreat Leader Krissy Moehl, Professional Ultrarunner, Author, Coach
Krissy Moehl is an ultramarathon runner, coach, author, motivational speaker and race director. In her 16-year career, she has run more than 100 races. She has 55 female wins and 2 outright wins. In 2015, she published her first, book “Running Your First Ultra”, which encapsulates her extensive experience in trail running and racing from 50K to 50 miles to 100 miles. Her experience translates into the most effective and easy-to-follow training method, broken down into phases to help all runners take it to the next level and accomplish their goals. She shares her love of the sport by providing helpful tips, bonus content and personal stories. Krissy is leading the upcoming Swiss Alps Trail Running Retreat for women.
Retreat Leader Yitka Winn, Contributing Editor to Trail Runner magazine, ultrarunner
An avid writer and journaler since the day she learned to use a pencil, Yitka Winn now works full-time as a freelance writer, book editor, public speaker and contributing editor for Trail Runner and Outdoors NW magazines. She’s been a passionate runner for 15 years, and has traveled worldwide to run trails everywhere from Iceland to Patagonia to the Swiss Alps. Though writing is primarily considered a cerebral activity and running a physical one, Yitka’s convinced the two activities have many qualities in common—beginning with the way each can be used to derive strength, joy, stress relief and mental calm.