“By tapping into the energy and life force that resides in the Shadow, we become alchemists who create gold from within and move toward integrity, empowerment and wholeness, which occurs when we are able to embrace ALL we are.”

This year's program is an invitation to look inward to discover the unconscious patterns that control our lives and keep us away from our genuine identity in order to live a more aware, awakened and free life.

In our childhood, we develop aspects of our personality through which we create skills and strategies that help us navigate life and survive harsh, traumatizing or unbearable situations: unconscious patterns that guide our daily lives, which we also call the SHADOW. By over-identifying with certain qualities, we reject others that also belong to us, thus limiting our ability to fully experience and express who we are.

“Acknowledge who you are, love yourself, accept yourself and find in your darkest part the strength that will allow you to reconnect with yourself, with others and with Mother Nature.”

The Shadow is that part that encompasses all we hide: On the one hand, emotions such as shame, anger or fear, that we consider negative, and on the other hand, positive aspects such as our creative impulse, our beauty and our hidden talents. Therefore, the Shadow is a great source of power and creativity. But without exposing it to the light, it is not possible to access our power nor reach our full potential.

This program is oriented to provide you with a map with which to explore the unconscious territory (the Shadow) where your authentic identity dwells. It will also provide you with tools that will help you elaborate an action plan in order to move towards a higher version of yourself over the negative aspects that hinder your life, whether they are emotional, familial, work-related or economic.

"Widen your inner space of light, shine, create."


“Stop, observe yourself from the outside, disconnect from yourself, from others. Step on the grass, observe the sky, feel the breeze, flow."

The design of the workshops revolves around different archetypes (the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary, the Shadow and the Master) as exponents of characteristics and personal qualities that we all share. My work is based on the methodology of Shadow Work, through which we become aware of the aspects that we reject due to individual and systemic traumas, in order to consciously embrace them and recover the qualities that they contain in the service of our empowerment and completion.

A workshop is a safe and protected space in which I unfold my work in tune with the relational field, that is, the space generated when several people come together for a common purpose. The field contains unconscious emotional processes, as well as elements that make up the fabric of everyday life, often linked to roles and archetypes (shared feelings, desires, impulses, conflicts, encounters, disappointments, betrayals), which wish to be seen and included. In a workshop, the participants act as a window through which not only individual issues emerge, but also aspects linked to systemic and collective issues. This connection turns the workshops into of healing and transformational experiences of individual and collective memories.

To facilitate the workshops, I use different tools such as Constellations, Process Work, shamanic journeys or movement dynamics and conscious dance, among others. These turn a workshop into a unique experience for each participant, as well as a transforming container of the aspects that need to be processed and integrated to give way to new understandings that will contribute to the resolution of conflicts and to an integral wellbeing.

Basic learnings throughout the program: relational awareness, inner development, congruent communication, healing personal and collective trauma, aligning feeling, thought and action, balancing the deep masculine and feminine and working with opposites.


"A path towards self-realization to learn how to manage our everyday lives, change the narrative of who we are and what we do, and grow."

By focusing on the five archetypes: the Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary, the Shadow and the Master, their qualities and shadows emerge in an organic and experiential way in relation to the life experience of the participants, forming an ongoing process throughout this annual journey.

You can also choose to participate exclusively in the workshops with which you most resonate in your present moment.

1. WINTER WORKSHOP | 10th, 11th and 12th February


The first workshop is linked to the archetype of the Warrior or leader. In indigenous cultures, the process of individual empowerment is connected to the expression of this image. The principle that guides the Warrior is to show oneself and choose to be present.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Act with responsibility and discipline.
  • Become aware of the unconscious dynamics that underlie your behavioral patterns.
  • Recover the force contained in the emotions and feelings lying behind those patterns.
  • Access the hidden qualities of the aspects that you most reject about yourself.
  • Develop your ability to become an effective leader.

The workshop program includes:

  • - Body dynamics, guided meditation, practical exercises derived from shamanic work, process work, constellations or systemic rituals.

Price: 230€

2. SPRING WORKSHOP | 14th, 15th and 16th April


The second workshop is linked to the archetype of the Healer. The principle that guides the Healer is to pay attention to what has heart and meaning to awaken the individual healing potential of love and compassion.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Listen to the thoughts blocking the feelings that connect you to your heart.
  • Delve in the roots of suffering and traumatic memories in order to integrate them and access latent capacities that have not been explored yet.
  • Cultivate gratitude and acceptance to reach compassion as a resource that allows you to build bridges towards the other.

The workshop program includes:

  • - Body dynamics, guided meditation, practical exercises derived from shamanic work, process work, constellations or systemic rituals.

Price: 230€

3. SUMMER WORKSHOP | 23rd, 24th and 25th June


The third workshop unfolds under the umbrella of the Visionary archetype. The principle that guides the Visionary is to tell the truth without blaming or judging. The archetype of the Visionary reminds us not to forget our life purpose. Expressing the inner Visionary implies, among other things, knowing and communicating our creative purpose as well as one’s own life dream.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Reveal your genuine self.
  • Reconnect to your gifts, talents and resources.
  • Accept what it is.
  • Communicate with transparency, congruence and honesty.
  • Turn the conflict into an ally of transformation and growth.
  • Empower yourself from the contents you project on others.
  • Develop more positive and healthy interpersonal relationships in all areas of your life.

The workshop program includes:

  • - Body dynamics, guided meditation, practical exercises derived from shamanic work, process work, constellations or systemic rituals.

Price: 230€

4. GETTING ROOTED IN YOUR DEPTH | 19th and 20th August

If we want to live a truly conscious, awake and free life, it is essential to learn to face and integrate all that we have marginalized and rejected: our shadow. The shadow encompasses those aspects of our personality that could not be integrated because they didn’t find a way of expression. Therefore, the shadow usually keeps a vital part that remained hurt, excluded or blocked. The shadow unconsciously acts through the projection that is done on the “other” (to see in others what belongs to oneself).Integrating and embracing our shadow is an essential step for self-knowledge, which contributes to accepting oneself and the other, as a mirror of all that we reject from ourselves. Shadow work consists of finding the potential underlying our marginalized parts to recover their energy at the service of life.

This workshop invites you to become aware of your rejected aspects to contain them consciously and thus use the qualities of the shadow itself as a tool for empowerment and for accessing your most authentic identity. Working with one’s own shadow contributes also to assimilating fragments of the collective or cultural shadow.

The workshop is a preparation for those who wish to do the retreat in nature that takes place afterwards.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Become aware of your own shadow, to look at it and to contain it.
  • Access the potential kept in the aspects that you most reject about yourself.
  • Release the energy you invest in protecting yourself to use it to improve your relationships, as well as your physical, mental and emotional health.
  • Get out of repetitive patterns rooted in the past to open yourself to a more creative perspective about the future.

The workshop program includes:

  • - Body dynamics, guided meditation, practical exercises derived from shamanic work, process work, constellations or systemic rituals.

Price: 230€

5. SUMMER RETREAT | 20th to 24th August + integration sessions 24th and 25th August


The connection with nature is the most integrative and healing tool we have. Inside the work of awakening to consciousness, a retreat in nature amplifies its effects. The outside world disappears and nature turns into a mirror in which we can look at and listen to ourselves

This retreat period is a time to calm down the mind and confirm how nature is a safe space, which contains us and helps us connect with that small voice which speaks to us about our deepest longings.

For this reason, spending four days alone in nature, away from the noise of the world, offers the opportunity to access deeper levels of our being, beyond our personal projections. It is in that space where we can discover our direction or our genuine purpose in life.

Total retreat price (Shadow workshop + retreat + integration sessions) 800€

6. AUTUMN WORKSHOP | 6th, 7th, 8th October


The fifth workshop unfolds around the archetype of the Teacher. This is a door to wisdom that teaches us to trust in any experience of loss with an attitude of detachment. The principle that guides this archetype is being open to the result without attachment.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Practice detachment from addictions such as worry, criticism, resentment or judgment.
  • Be open to the result without being attached to it.
  • Embrace uncertainty as a gateway to new possibilities.
  • Practice trust as a receptacle of clarity, objectivity, discernment and detachment.
  • Acknowledge and honor the presence of your ancestors as a source of wisdom and detachment.

The workshop program includes:

  • - Body dynamics, guided meditation, practical exercises derived from shamanic work, process work, constellations or systemic rituals.

Price: 230€


“It has really startled me the way Irene knows how to walk you through the most recondite corners of yourself safely and lovingly. I have understood how parts of myself that I was not aware of were acting in my life through fears, prejudices and taboos. In these workshops, I’ve been learning to look at them, discover them and, little by little, accept them. I have realized that accepting those parts supposes to accept myself. This has helped me to act my genuine “I”. I feel more secure, stronger and enjoy my life and my circumstances without putting the blame on anyone. Now I do not expect anyone to resolve my issues.”
Rakel G. (Barcelona, Spain) -Nurse-

“While I'm going through a hard time in my relationship with my partner and my children, I finished this workshop with some hope, acceptance, and what is more important: a will to live. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to move forward.”
Patricia T. (Navarra, Spain) -Architect-

“I’m positively surprised by the depth of the emotions that I’ve been able to experience in the workshop. I can feel how I complete myself whenever I discover and rescue aspects of myself that I was unaware of. The truth is that I like this “I” much more than I expected. I have to admit that my self-esteem has improved.”.
Ander J. (Rentería, Spain) -Civil Servant-

“The first time I attended one of Irene’s workshops, I didn't really know what I was looking for. A friend had recommended it to me and I trusted her. Since the beginning, I was surprised by the lack of a pre-established outline. However, everything seemed to flow with ease in connection to the field created by all the participants. Every word, every exercise, every moment of the workshop got etched in my body. It was like being on a fair ride, with my emotions up and down. But I felt totally present and interested. It has been an amazing experience which I highly recommend. It’s something different from any other course, workshop or therapy I have done.”.
Mari Mar L.- (San Sebastián, Spain) -Baker and blogger-

“I attended all of Irene’s workshops over the last year and, for me, this has been a before and an after. It is not that I have got rid of all my problems. However, now I have more resources to take decisions or deal with conflicts. I am also more able to admit my mistakes. I feel more beautifully human, less judgemental and more compassionate with my faults and those of others. I’m willing to continue delving in myself because I know that there is still more inner work to do.”.
Idoia A. (Bilbao, Spain) –Shop assistant-

“I began to attend Irene’s workshops to complete my training as a sports coach. There was a part of coaching related to emotions which I wanted to continue investigating. The truth is I hit the nail on the head. I don’t know if there are other methods that go so deep into the emotional world in such a firm and safe way. I have already completed an annual program and I intend to sign up for the next one because each workshop provides a greater understanding of oneself.”.
Alex D.(Granada, Spain) -Sports Coach-

“I feel good in the safe and protected space that Irene creates in each workshop. She welcomes the emotional state of each participant with gentleness, compassion and expertise. That soft and guided way of looking inside is what helps me open to contact emotions or memories that can be linked to traumatic situations without fear.”.
Isabel R. (Gasteiz, Spain) – Teacher


Approximate schedule of the workshops:
Friday (welcome and introductory dynamics): from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturday: from 8.00am-9.00am, 10.00am-2.00pm and 4.00pm-8.00pm
Sunday: from 8.00am to 9.00am and 10.00am to 2.00pm


To register for the whole annual program send an e-mail to: info@irenegoikolea.es
In case you want to register only for a specific workshop or nature retreat you can find the registration form by accessing that particular event through the Upcoming Events section.
For more information: + 34 673 681 504 | info@irenegoikolea.es


Amalurra Ecohotel & Retreat Center +34 946 109 540
Bº La Reneja, 35, Artzentales, Bizkaia


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Hotel Amalurra +34 946 109 540 | amalurra@amalurra.com