Mukipa was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and lives in Vilcabamba-Loja/Ecuador. At nineteen years old he was introduced to the world of medicine of the sacred plants. He was offered the opportunity to apprentice with well respected shamans of Ecuador, Chile, and Bolivia and was taught ancient shamanic techniques. Mukipa began his work with Huachuma, Grandfather San Pedro, who helped save his life and commence his healing journey. After some years of learning from San Pedro he went to the jungle to study with the shuar Shamans to learn about the spirit of the jungle, Grandmother Ayahuasca. Mukipa 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. He has much experience with people from around the world and has been offering his own ceremonies of Ayahuasca, Huachuma, and Huilka for the past twenty-two years.