Miguel was born in Cuenca, Ecuador forty years ago and lives in Vilcabamba-Loja/Ecuador. At nineteen years old Miguel was introduced to the world of medicine of the sacred plants. He was offered the opportunity to apprentice with well respected Shamans of Ecuador and Bolivia. He was taught the art of facilitating Shamanic ceremonies and provide ancient techniques through channeling. Miguel began his work with Huachuma the Grandfather San Pedro. He went to the jungle to study with the Shuar Shamans and learn about the spirit of the jungle the Grandmother Ayahuasca. Miguel is also master of the rare sacred plant Mama Huilka. He was taught about this sacred medicine of the Incas by a very old and famous Shaman from Bolivia. Miguel has much experience with people from around the world and he has been offering his own ceremonies of Ayahuasca, Huachuma, and Huilka for the past twenty-two years. Miguel is well known for the aura cleanings (known in Spanish as Limpias).
Hana is a woman who started her spiritual path when she was twelve years old. She met the medicine path ten years ago which turned out to be a life changing experience for her. This inspired her to use and improve her previous experience into the medicine world. She spent half a year in Mexico in the jungle and desert, then first visited and moved to Ecuador to stay in the jungle with her Shuar master. She had been told and trained to work with Ayahuasca, Huachuma, ¨Peyote, Mushrooms and Huilka.
She is also a Vision Quester and Sun Dancer, member of a mexican organization which intend to protect and keep alive all the traditional life sttyle and wisdom of all the tribes-
She is a very good helper to transform the medicines expiriences into dayli life
Joy is a woman from the United States who was a teacher for 16 years and is the facilitator and coordinator of the medicine retreats. She has a supportive role offering guests information on the plant dietas and discussing their questions in a relaxed and peaceful setting. She has experience with the sacred medicines and is currently an apprentice at Chakapita.
Anka left Scotland to pursue a new life in South America. She coordinates the Work Exchange program and organizes guest accomodations and meals for the retreats. Meals can be arranged to suit every type of diet need including Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, etc.