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 29th March 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


Lion Dance Tuning 

A Radiant, Summer
At-Home Love-Building Tuning 
21 days
13 June through 3 July 2021
Join us this summer as we get in touch with the Fire element.
Fire is about love and joy and the warmth of human connection. 
We need it more than ever in this social distancing time.
In summer plants come into full bloom.
So do human beings when we laugh together and feel equal and loved.
We mature and become able to fully manifest ourselves.
This summer’s tuning will be about rekindling the fire inside your own being. How much time that takes is up to the individual. Some will need more time and some might need less. Find out what brings out your joy to move and love to dance. How long do you need to allow your true being to shine? What brings out your laughter? Give the work a chance and you will succeed.
Fire always goes to the highest manifestation it can reach.
Let it open you up as it may for others in the Tuning.
Possible Benefits:
  • Feeling safe when you open your heart and feel the strength of its vulnerability 
  • Rising of joy and laughter and some giggles
  • The desire to move freely and to dance 
  • A clear purified mind
  • Increased consciousness of self and all.
For more information and videos go to
Simple Steps to Tune-Up for Summer
  1. Register by clicking the bold, red link below. 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. Periodically throughout the 21 days of the Tuning you will receive an email from Margaret Olmsted, one of our teachers.
  3. Following the Tuning you will be invited to complete a short questionnaire. 
Forward this email to your friends and family 
and play with everyone involved! 
Join us as we blossom together! 
Gerrie Sporken and Margaret Olmsted,
The Tai Chi Foundation
In memoriam Pat Gorman 
©2021 Tai Chi Foundation Inc.
Lion Dance Tuning is a service mark of  
Tai Chi Foundation Inc. No use without permission.

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