Posts tagged yoga

Hey guys, I love Bennington to bits, just two questions, is yoga offered at Bennington? And is there an improv team? Thank you, you're wonderful — Asked by Anonymous

And we love you to pieces! 

The answer to your first question about yoga is: yes! and also yes!

The answer to your second question about improv is: yes!

~Ananda ‘16~

Does bennington offer any physical education electives? like yoga or swimming and is there gym with machines to work out? — Asked by Anonymous

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

Does Bennington offer any yoga classes/is there a yoga studio near by that offers bikram yoga? Thanks! — Asked by Anonymous

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.

Namaste,

-Selina ‘15

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!