Finding What Feels Good: What I Learned From Attending a Yoga Retreat After a Health Scare

This August, I spent a weekend tent camping at the Omega retreat center in Rhinebeck, New York. It’s taken me some time to process the experience, for a number of reasons, not least among them the events that led up to the trip.

Just before my move, I developed a dull headache and sharp, stabbing pains at the nape of my neck. When these symptoms persisted, I saw a doctor and was diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, a relatively rare primary headache disorder, according to WebMD…