A half ashaninka and half shipibo, he is a suprising mix of amazonian tribes. He became a shaman early on in life at 13 years old, learning from his shipibo onaya shaman uncle. In his late teens he took a sabatical from shamanism to try and live a more modern life, but soon found his place was in the jungle. Once he moved back, he settled in with his wife and they have 5 lovely children. He believes it is important to know yourself and that this is one thing many people who live in cities tend to loose overtime. This has made it easier for him to understand and help heal participants by connecting them with themselves.
Efrein is a simple yet powerful man in his healing abilities. The plants he works with are plants he grew from seed. He continues to plant ayahuasca as well as many other medicinal plants on his chacra. These plants are then used in ceremony, for dieting or made into tinctures, none are ever wasted.