Events & Education

January Events

Free Introduction to Tai Chi

Tai Chi is part of traditional Chinese medicine and practiced by millions in China as its national health exercise. Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise consisting of rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing to help you achieve a sense of inner calm. The concentration required for Tai Chi can help one to relax mentally and physically because it asks you to live in the present moment, thereby putting aside distressing thoughts. The goal is to enhance and balance the natural flow of energy (chi) throughout the whole body by learning how to relax your body and feel your energy. When you can feel your energy and move it, this promotes good health. Ron Marcotte, Wu Style Tai Chi Certified Instructor, will conduct this demonstration with active participation by attendees. This class is free and open to all.

  • DATE: Tuesday, January 7
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.

Tai Chi for Health

Tai Chi is a gentle, flowing progression of intentional, connected movements practiced as a form. In this course you will learn the first eight movements of the Wu Style short form of Tai Chi. Emphasis will be on the fundamental principles of Tai Chi, including relaxed and mindful movement, proper structural alignment, and breath awareness. Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and in all stages of fitness. Recent medical research indicates that Tai Chi can improve many aspects of health, including: balance, musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, cardio-respiratory function, cognitive function, immune function, and emotional well-being. Ron Marcotte is a certified instructor in Wu Style Tai Chi and has more than 35 years experience teaching Tai Chi and chi gong (qigong).

  • DATE: Tuesdays, January 14 - March 17
  • TIME: 7-8 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:$120 for 10-week session payable to Ron Marcotte on the night of the first class.  Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.


Decompress and relax. Class is a slow Vinyasa style of yoga perfect for all levels and ages.

  • DATE: Wednesdays, January 15th to April 22nd
  • TIME: 5:30 PM
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:$5 per class. Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.


This free 6-week workshop, developed by Stanford University Medical Center, is an evidence based self-management program for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes or pre-diabetes to learn skills to prevent, manage and cope with the disease. Ages 18+. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a free, 6-week membership to the South Shore YMCA.

  • DATE: Fridays, January 24th-February 28th
  • TIME: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • PLACE: Nangeroni Education Center
  • COST:FREE, Pre-registration required. Call 617-696-8810 to register.


BID-Milton reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any of our Community Education programs. The Public Relations office will attempt to notify pre-registered participants of any rescheduled or canceled program.