“Your vision will turn clear when you look into your heart. Those who look outside, dream. Those who look inside, awake.” C. G. Jung

Nowadays, we live away from our genuine identity, which lies deep inside us. Often, we remain in a state of lethargy within some limits that we do not dare to break through. We live with insecurity, restlessness and anxiety because we have lost contact with the roots that give meaning to our existence and that provide us with affective and psychological fullness. How can we access that unknown world, which contains all the answers we are seeking?

This program, which includes six workshops and a retreat in nature, is oriented to providing the map to explore within that unconscious territory where our authentic identity inhabits as well as the tools that will allow its full development. In this way, the vital and creative impulse will find a way of expression, over the negative aspects that block our lives (emotional, familial, occupational or economic disagreements...).

El viaje


The program is designed in such a way that through each workshop, plus the retreat in nature, a cadence is maintained, allowing to integrate and deepen into the emerging contents. That way, along this route it is possible to experience a visible process of transformation that counts with the supervision of the facilitator.

1. WINTER WORKSHOP | 04th and 05th 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.


  • Awakening to the competence of leadership.
  • Appreciating the diversity within oneself and within others.
  • Developing consistency between word and action.
  • Strengthening individual responsibility for our actions.

2. SPRING WORKSHOP | 01st and 02nd Abril


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.


  • Listening to our thoughts as an expression of our feelings.
  • Delving into the root of suffering and traumatic memories with the purpose of integrating them.
  • Cultivating gratitude and acceptance to access the human resource of compassion.

3. SUMMER WORKSHOP | 17th and 18th June


The third workshop unfolds under the umbrella of the Visionary archetype. The principle that guides the Visionary is to tell the truth without blame or judgment. 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.


  • Acting from our authentic self.
  • Reconnecting with our gifts, talents, and resources.
  • Working with the acceptance of what is.
  • Working transparent and honest communication.
  • Taking back projection, blame and prejudice.

4. EMBRACING THE SHADOW | 22nd and 23rd July


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). 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.


  • Becoming aware of your own shadow.
  • Learning to look at and hold your own shadow.
  • Consciously integrating the power inherent to your shadow.
  • Discovering the potential that the shadow keeps.

5. RETREAT | 23rd to 27th July + period of integration 27th and 28th July


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.

6. AUTUMN WORKSHOP | 07th and 08th October


The fifth workshop unfolds around the archetype of the Teacher. The image of the Teacher owns wisdom and teaches how to trust from detachment. The principle that guides the Teacher is being open to the result, not attached to it.


  • Practicing confidence.
  • Developing clarity, discernment and detachment.
  • Recognizing and honouring the presence of the ancestors as a source of wisdom and detachment.

7. WORKSHOP FOR THE INTEGRATION OF THE YEAR | 8th, 9th and 10th of December


The journey along the year has been a training to leave the comfort zone and become familiar with our own limits. In this last workshop, once more we will work with those emotions that lead us towards the basic feelings we tend to suppress: anger, fear, sadness and joy. The purpose of this workshop is to consciously apply the power of denied feelings to promote a radical change in our lives.
We will learn how to find light in the shadow, strength in vulnerability, wisdom and creative capacity in fear, generative ability or leadership in anger, communicative and compassionate capacity in sadness and maturity in joy


  • Learning to recognize in oneself the different sensations and physical manifestations of each feeling.
  • Using the power of our feelings to obtain responsible results.
  • Learning to feel what the other feels to enrich the level of communication and intimacy with him or her.


A workshop is a safe and protected space in which Irene Goikolea works in tune with the relational field, that is, the space that is generated in the interrelation with others. This field is made up of visible aspects, as well as unconscious emotional processes. Moreover, it encompasses beyond the individual. That´s why in a workshop, each participant acts as a window through which not just individual contents emerge, but also collective contents that are closely linked to the most pressing current issues affecting humankind. A workshop opens the possibility to become aware of those issues to be able to transform them and live as individuals that participate in a more awaken and sustainable culture.

Working with collective contents out of the personal issues that emerge supports the individual to penetrate different levels of depth, reflect on the experiences of the past and visualize the aspects that are blocking his or her own personal growth to open up to the possibilities that emerge from the future.

When we access our depth, we find the “other” as our own mirror and, when we access the essence, we can experience ourselves as part of a unitary whole. Exploring and integrating these levels provides us with wholeness and freedom. This connection between what’s individual and collective turns these encounters into healing experiential laboratories of both individual and collective memories.

The workshops’ design includes working with different archetypes, since they contain features and personal qualities that all human beings share. As Jung defines them, archetypes are innate and inherited structures that inhabit in the land of our unconscious. Along the history of humanity, these structures have served as learning patterns in which we can find the knowledge we need to evolve towards a higher version of ourselves.

The archetypes that inspire each workshop are: The Warrior, the Healer, the Visionary, the Shadow and the Teacher. Angeles Arrien, renowned anthropologist, built up the research on the relationship of some of these archetypes with nature, the seasons of the year, the four elements and the ancestors, as well as their fundamental qualities, their power tools and their dark aspects.

By invoking these archetypes, their qualities and shadow emerge in an organic and experiential way in these workshops, in relation to the life experience of the participants, which conforms a continuous process along this annual journey. That makes each workshop a unique experience for each participant, as well as a transforming container of the human contents that need be processed and integrated in order to give way to new understandings that contribute to the resolution of conflicts and to an integral well-being.


During a workshop, Irene Goikolea facilitates the processes that unfold, paying special attention to the unconscious dynamics that emerge through signs, synchronicity, dreams, feelings and somatic experiences. These aspects provide us with great information about our deepest dimension. However, we marginalize or ignore them because we perceive them as threatening. But this does not prevent them from acting unconsciously, determining the quality of our relationships, health, or personal growth.

Through the practice of Mindfulness, or conscious attention, Irene Goikolea invites the participants to acknowledge the reality of their circumstances and to get out of denial of what there is (dissatisfaction, illness, poverty, rage, pain, ambition...). This is the first step to walk towards transformation and freedom. The next step is to accept that reality in order to include everything it contains. Then, it is about exploring the depth of our body, feelings and mind.

In the dynamics of the workshops, the symptoms and corporal sensations that appear are the gateway to an altered state of consciousness from which extract both individual and collective information related to the field. This information is then oriented to acquiring and developing a higher level of knowledge, understanding and compassion. Working with body sensations allows access to a wide range of feelings that also need to be acknowledged and accepted.

Finally, opening ourselves to explore the mind, puts us in contact with our prejudices, judgments, thoughts or beliefs that keep us within a limited structure. But when we look at them more closely, they stop controlling us and limiting our freedom.


  • Sharing circle
  • Mindfulness
  • Relational constellations
  • Free and guided body dynamics
  • Systemic rituals
  • Transparent communication


  • To reveal the healing information that physical, psychological, and emotional imbalances contain.
  • To become aware of the aspects of our personality that we consider negative to integrate and transform them into creative energy.
  • To develop interpersonal and relational skills to participate responsibly and cooperatively in all the fields of life (couple, family, work...).
  • To face excluded and unresolved family situations that have an effect in our health and emotional balance, from a systemic and transgenerational perspective.
  • To come out of the continuous repetition of the past (inferior drama) to be able to connect with the multiple possibilities of the future and live with a higher level of connection with the other.


Irene GoikoleaIrene Goikolea, facilitator, integral coach and PhD in depth psychology, has spent the last 25 years working for the awakening of consciousness, facilitating individual and group processes for personal growth and development. Throughout her career, she has promoted a work of conscious evolution that goes beyond our conditioned ideas about who we are, based on an eclectic methodology that includes the wisdom of the ancestral legacy of her Basque roots.
With warmth, depth and accuracy, she encourages us to discover the inherent power, wisdom and compassion that we need to awaken and balance to have a positive impact on our environment and on society.

Irene Goikolea has inspired the Amalurra project, a reference among the most consolidated intentional communities in Europe.

TRAINING: PhD in depth psychology by the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara (California). Training in family constellations, systemic rituals, shamanism, Integral Coaching®, NLP, Hakomi, and Process Work. In addition, she has been trained in yoga and Reiki, among other disciplines. Para más información: www.irenegoikolea.es


“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


Workshops schedule:
Saturdays from 10am to 8pm
Sundays from 7:30am to 8:30am and from 10am to 2pm

Retreat in nature and integration sessions:
Starts Sunday 5pm / Ends Friday 2:30pm
This is an open and flexible program: There is the possibility of participating in one or several workshops.


Further information +34 673 681 504 // info@irenegoikolea.es


ANNUAL PROGRAMME (6 workshops and retreat)

  • 1600€ (advance payment)
  • 1250€ (students)

Workshop “Embracing the shadow” + retreat in nature and integration sessions: 700€

Accommodation: overnight €13 / lunch € 10 / dinner € 10 / breakfast €4

Hotel Amalurra +34 946 109 540 // amalurra@amalurra.net


Hotel Amalurra +34 946 109 540
Bº La Reneja, 35, Artzentales, Bizkaia