Tai Chi at Suaimhneas School of Tai Chi Chuan

Learn Tai Chi to relax, become more self aware and improve your health.

Welcome to the Suaimhneas School of Tai Chi Chuan

We are Suaimhneas School of Tai Chi Chuan (SSTCC) Dublin. We are a not-for-profit school and a branch of the Tai Chi Foundation whose mission is to study and teach Tai Chi to increase health and consciousness and cultivate “strength through softness” in an atmosphere of support, compassion, and wisdom. We teach the Yang Style short form as modified by Professor Cheng Man Ching.

Zoom classes

Zoom classes will begin on 18 January 2021.  See Class info for more details.


Free Introduction

Each term begins with a free introduction class. This is a chance to see a demonstration, hear about our school and experience the movements of Tai Chi Chuan for yourself.

We will tell you about the health benefits, our curriculum and the origins of our school. At the end of every introductory session we have questions and answers followed by refreshments, which allows for an opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow students and teachers.

You are advised to wear loose comfortable clothing and bring along two pairs of socks or Tai Chi slippers if you have a pair. 

Due to current Covid-19 indoor restrictions and refurbishment works in CARA Hall we are running Zoom classes from 18 January 2021.

Monday nights –  CARA Hall, All Saints Drive, Raheny, Dublin 5.
When Covid-19 guidelines allow we will restart indoor classes

Thursday mornings  –  St. Brigid’s Resource Centre, Killester.
When Covid-19 guidelines allow we will restart indoor classes

Wednesday nights  –  St. Peter’s Parish Hall, Peter Street, Drogheda, Co.Louth.
When Covid-19 guidelines allow we will restart indoor classes

Tuesday nights  –  Coolmine Community School, Clonsilla, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

When Covid-19 guidelines allow we will restart indoor classes



A winter at-home training for 49 days.
December 21, 2020
through February 7, 2021
It is the season of winter
Gather your energy
The Tai Chi Foundation is pleased in the winter of ’20-‘21 to invite students, teachers, and newcomers to participate in a tuning.
After we have embraced the Dao
The Bear and Owl will guide the way.
We will build our reserves of qi which we can store in our kidneys and eventually in our bones. 
From a minimum of 10 minutes to an optimum of 21 minutes per day we will tune into our (inner) nature.
In Chinese philosophy yang and yin qi, aspects of ourselves, are symbolized as twin children working the water wheel and
building up our reserves. They are filled with qi and life and joyful energy. 
We continue to be in a special time calling for extra attention to our health.
Let’s work together to stay healthy or restore our health.
The tuning will start with an (optional) session on Zoom on December 21.
More information after you register.
A gift from all who take part is very welcomed
by the Tai Chi Foundation 
Simple Steps to Tune Up for Winter
1.  Register by clicking the register link below. You don’t need to register again at the website.
2.  We just need your email address, first and last name. We will not solicit, share, or give away your contact information. You can opt out at any time.
3.  You will immediately receive the link to the video and instructions for the Tuning which are also available at www.taichituning.com/video.
4.  Periodically throughout the 49 days of the Tuning you will receive an email from Margaret Olmsted, one of our teachers.
5.  Following the Tuning in February you will be invited to complete a short, online questionnaire. 
Forward the email to your friends and family 
and get everyone involved! 
Join us as we flow together, 
warm and cozy in the comfort of our homes! 
With best wishes for a cozy winter,
Gerrie Sporken and Margaret Olmsted
In memory of Pat Gorman
The Tai Chi Foundation 
©2021 Water Wheel Tuning is a copyright/service mark of the 
T’ai Chi Foundation, Pat Gorman, and Gerrie Sporken