Yes and maybe? The Rec Barn on campus offers weekly yoga classes and every other term or so there’s a two credit dance class that incorporates yoga and gymnastics. As far as in town (about a 10 minute drive from campus) the two main studios are Karma Cat and The Yoga Place. Neither of them have bikram yoga listed as a regular class but I know they often host special events and weekend workshops so you might be able to get it in then.
Update from bikram enthusiast Erica: There’s a studio in Dorset Hot Yoga that exclusively does bikram. It’s a bit of a longer drive but she highly recommends it!
Kevin’s way ahead of you. Here’s the post!
No. Unfortunately all 3am workouts have to happen elsewhere. I always find runs in the middle of all nighters stimulate the brain.
During the term the rec barn hours are something like 630 am - 10 pm during the week, and slightly less during the weekend. Cause honestly, who gets up and works out on a saturday morning.
Over the summer it’s open less, but there aren’t many of us here to use it, so it all works out.
I am perhaps the worst person to answer this question because I hadn’t even set foot in the Meyer Rec Barn until a couple terms ago when a friend who was working there wanted me to bring them food. But let it be known I am an anomaly on the Bennington campus! Many Bennington students enjoy staying fit and doing so through a wide variety of activities.
A few of the ways students get active: working out at the Meyer Rec Barn, using the climbing wall (also in the Rec Barn), taking a yoga, pilates, or Zumba class in the evenings after the day is over, going on one of the many outdoor trips offered by the college (white water rafting, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, ice skating…), or participating in one of our intramural sports (the website lists soccer, fencing, and basketball, but let me add volleyball, tennis, running club, dodgeball, and circus club!).
This is all without going into the lavish descriptions I am holding back from writing of the gorgeous area Bennington is in; we are really lucky to be in great natural wonderland and being outdoors and getting a work out in this serene nature is fun, easy, and a great experience.
I should probably be taking my own advice. I took yoga two terms in a row once! Really.
-India K, ‘12