My next stop after Rishikesh is in Goa, where I have come to hang out with my friend Daniela Olds, london-based Rocket and Yin yoga teacher launching her first yoga retreat. Set in a chilled out Goan beach village, it is a welcome respite from the craziness of north Indian travel! Rocket Yoga is a very powerful and dynamic vinyasa practice, and Daniela also incorporates some graceful barre sequences into the practice too. A strong morning practice was complemented by daytime trips out and about and gentle evening yin classes. In Yin yoga practice there is no pushing, you allow gravity to do the work of opening up the body in various seated poses which are held for about 5 minutes. Much to my delight we were staying here during Holi festival, so we had our own colourful celebration on the beach with our new friends managing the hut we were staying in. It was so. much. fun. Check out the snaps.