For many who have followed bodybuilding throughout it’s short history, there are a few names that come up in discussions when talking about the best competitors to ever step on stage. For many, GOAT status has been given to a handful of people. Many invoke Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman as the greatest bodybuilders of all time, but the list is far longer than that.
The dominant force that was Dorian Yates in his heyday was truly something to behold. With six straight wins at the Olympia and epic showings during his tenure as a pro bodybuilder, Dorian Yates has proven himself to be one of the best bodybuilders to ever compete.
Before Dorian Yates there were only a small number of competitors that you could call mass monsters. Dorian Yates completely changed the game with his unreal size matched with a shredded physique.
Since retiring from bodybuilding, Dorian Yates has taken up a number of new endeavors, one that many would have never expected from the six-time Mr. Olympia.
Namely, yoga, marijuana and ayahuasca use.
That’s right, Dorian Yates is a hardcore yogist and has been living the lifestyle for quite some time now. The former Olympia champion has completely assimilated his life to the practice of yoga and overall health and wellness, including the use of herbal medicines such as marijuana and ayahuasca.
Recently it was announced that Dorian Yates would host a ayahuasca retreat at the Soltara Healing Center in Costa Rica. The retreat dubbed “Working With The Shadow” sold out in hours after the announcement.
The retreat features a number of activities including Pranayama breathwork and meditation sessions, Yoga classes, professional massages, freshly prepared ayahuasca friendly organic meals and access to a semi-private pristine beach to enjoy kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling.
It showcases just how influential Dorian Yates is and that many are embracing his new venture outside of bodybuilding.
This new chapter in the life of Dorian Yates is sure to be one full of pleasant surprises and some eye opening discoveries.
Generation Iron has teamed with Dorian Yates for an upcoming documentary that delves into the past and present of the influential Olympia champion. Stay tuned as more news is released on the upcoming documentary!