I grew up near Chicago and studied anthropology at the university. With an interest in traditional healing of South America, I came to learn about the sacred plants of Ecuador and shamanic practices of healing. I have been profoundly impacted by these sacred plants and and am humbled to assist others on their journey to healing and insight. They have shown me magic, have helped me to heal, and to live with more clarity and freedom in this wonderful, mysterious world. I assist Miguel in ceremonies and am happy to help you with any questions you have about Chakapita.
Mukipa was born in Cuenca, Ecuador forty years ago 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. Before creating Chakapita, he helped to start the first retreat center in Ecuador, Gaia Sagrada, and was their first shaman. Before this for 10 years he provided ceremonies to Ecuatorians. Mukipa speaks Spanish and English.