Welcome to Tai Chi Ireland

Single Whip at Yangshuo, Guangxi Province

In these days of ecological degradation and material excess, we humans suffer from chronic illness, fatigue and stress as well as unprecedented depressions, addictions and suicides. Any key to getting better is to start first on your body’s fundamentals- posture, breathing, awareness, then powerful whole-body movement that can be tested and refined through practice. Tai Chi Ireland offers detailed, serious and comprehensive tuition in the powerful, life-changing movement and mind arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. With 24 years experience working with some leading masters in their respective fields, Jan Golden and his instructors can offer you a body and mind-opening education in the potential of your body for relaxed power and strength, body awareness, balanced, smooth and co-ordinated movement plus a very subtle and fine method of mindfulness. Suitable for anyone of any age, it can enhance any professional sport and repair many long-term postural problems, as well as providing a wealth of other benefits. Try out a class today!


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Rent the Studio

Our beautiful studio is for hire during the day and for most weekends.
With a warm bamboo floor and teak mirrors, flooded with sunlight,
the studio is a wonderful place to learn yoga, pilates, or any other discipline.


Read our Blog



“Our deep history was spent, at different times, in ancient oceans, small streams and savannahs, not office buildings, ski slopes and tennis courts. We were not designed to live past the age of eighty, sit on our kleisters for Read More »



My colonizer tongue speaks for me now. The emeritus beauty of Old Irish is now retired to texts and those faded few who can speak it still. Modern Irish has suffered a butchering from the grimly shrill goons in … Read More »


“We see, at least consciously, only what we are attending to in a focused way ( with the conscious left hemisphere). Since what we select to attend to is guided by our expectations of what it is we are going Read More »

A Word from our Students

Martin Kelly

“Tai chi is a way of stepping back from the hassles of the day and removing myself to an area of inner peace. It’s seriously beneficial for stress relief and also for relieving back pain which I used to suffer … Read More »

Mia Gallagher

Mia Gallagher (photographed by Robbie Fry)

“Jan’s Tai Chi classes are remarkable. Before starting, I had a vague idea of Tai Chi being ‘gentle’ and relaxing’ but didn’t expect the class would be so invigorating physically and mentally – or that I’d have so much fun … Read More »

Anne Stoekert

Anne Stoeckert

“I started Tai Chi in September 2008. It was recommended to me to help me concentrate, focus and increase body awareness. So, I gave it a try. I have to say I enjoy the sessions a lot. Jan Golden explains … Read More »