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 21 September 2020.  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 21 September 2020.

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

White Crane Breathing (Metal) Tuning – Free event

You are Invited to



October 24 – November 28, 2020

Join us for this 36-day at-home qigong practice and become the White Crane, experiencing the intake of Heaven with your breath, strengthening your defensive qi, and heightening your well-being.

We need it!

The White Crane breathing can keep your spirit inspired and help you see the light within us and around us in this continuously challenging time.

Within the autumn season’s energy, we can open ourselves to the inspiration of…

breathing deeply into our lungs,

feeling the air on our skin awakening our surface qi,

seeing the magnificent autumn colors,  

releasing the debris of what we no longer need to hold on to, and

clearing the mind and letting poetry flow.

Autumn light so pristine

Autumn air fierce

Inspire breath—Mind alight

Above, you can read a three-line poem. Are you inspired? Will you write one? Share it or keep it. Free yourself of restraints. Let the breathing with the moves guide you. Breathe in inspiration and as you exhale release in body and mind and spirit.

We hope that you will join us and invite your students and friends to participate along with you. It is wonderful to tune into and harmonize with Nature and with people all over the world who are doing the same moves at the same time. 

We love hearing from you,

Gerrie Sporken and Margaret Olmsted

Pat Gorman in Spirit

 Cost: Free

A donation to the Tai Chi Foundation in any amount is appreciated. Please click DONATE.

More Information:


Simple Steps to Tune-Up for White Crane

  1. Register by clicking REGISTER NOW. 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.
  2. The link to the indications for the tuning is www.taichituning.com/video/
  3. Periodically throughout the 21 days of the Tuning, you will receive an email from Margaret Olmsted, one of our teachers.
  4. Following the Tuning, you will be invited to complete a short questionnaire. 

Be sure to attend the free ZOOM introduction to White Crane Breathing

Topic: White Crane Breathing (Metal) Tuning

Time: Oct 24, 2020, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 853 3689 1316

Passcode: TUNING

©2020 White Crane Tuning is a copyright/service mark of the Tai Chi Foundation



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Join us for our Fall Online Intensive
Tai Chi study program:
What is the goal?
To enhance your internal relaxation and mindfulness,
and make Tai Chi more present in your daily life.
More information is now available on the TCF website!
What is being offered?
The Summer Online Intensive (SOI) covered four of the
and three (Water, Wood, Fire) of the five elements that make up
The Fall Online Intensive (FOI) sessions complete these two programs.
If you didn’t participate in the Summer (SOI) program you can still sign up for the Fall Online Intensive (FOI).
When is it happening?
September 12:
Roots & Branches 5 Element Qigong – Earth Element Class & Tuning
2 hour session (incl. break)
October 3-4:
Eight Ways of Tai Chi Chuan weekend
3 hours each day over two days (incl. breaks & meditation)
October 24:
Roots & Branches 5 Element Qigong – Metal Element Class & Tuning
2 hour session (incl. break)
All classes start at:
9am PDT / 11am CDT / 12pm EDT / 5pm BST / 6pm CEST
How much does it cost? 
New intensive participants (did not do SOI):
Full price: $170
TCF members: $125
Price includes on-demand recorded classes
to learn the first four of the Eight Ways covered at the SOI.
SOI participants (did do SOI):
Full price: $130
TCF members: $105
As you already took the first four of the Eight Ways at the SOI
you can access the recordings for free to review the moves!
How can I sign up?
How can I become a TCF Member?
You can support the Tai Chi Foundation (TCF) by becoming a dues paid member. Members receive informative newsletters, special member rates for TCF programs, and advance notice of trainings.
New members can join for $60 when you register for this training to get the special TCF member price.