Students find ways to exercise from classes to the gym to physical activity outside. There are dance classes each term that offer yoga (check out this class), and the Meyer Rec Barn offers yoga classes, too. The school just purchased new exercise equipment, specifically some great new elliptical machines and treadmills.
For swimming, the Bennington Rec Center in town has a pool, and when I was going regularly a couple terms ago, I was surprised to see how many Bennington students were also there.
Whatever gets your blood flowing, there will be other students around you who are into the same activity. When the weather is somewhat warmer than it is now, we flock outside to walk, hike, run, play soccer, basketball, or tennis.
-Kate D. ‘14
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!