About the Nam Khan Foundation

Behind the Nam Khan Idea is a group of European cosmopolitans who have fallen in love with Laos, Luang Prabang and the pristine nature it has to offer. Nam Khan stands for Water and River in Laotian and is the name of the river on which we are located – we did not choose the name – it was already there.

We are not a non profit organisation but all profits which the Nam Khan Foundation will do,  will be reinvested into the project and the local community and systems to increase the reach of our educational information.  On the Nam Khan ecofarm we will have educational facilities for local farmers and the community, as well as a educational center for childs and teenagers – one of the goals of the foundation besides the described activities  is providing the possibility to visit schools or university and assist them on the way to create a new future.

The investment needed to execute the project is provided by the founders.

If you are interested in supporting the project in any way please do not hesitate to contact us, any help which we can use for the project or can pass on to the local community is highly welcome.

About the Nam Khan Project

It is our vision to create and develop a sustainable eco farming nucleus project – being a educational center for local farmers for ecological farming as well as developing and offering new market entries through implementing modern technology for local farmers to use.

Embedded in the Ecofarm is our public experience space – consisting of a botanical garden, outside pool, spa, activities center as well as restaurant and hotel facilities – besides this we will be offering regular courses featuring themes like agriculture but also themes like meditation, yoga or related spiritual themes designed to attract the international visitor.

Construction works to implement the actual masterplan have started and we hope than the whole project will be completed in 2018, vegetable production in 9 greenhouses and various vegetable fields will already start in June 2017.

The NamKhan project will offer working places for approximately 100 local employees.

Middle of 2017 the building works for the main farm buildings are planed to start.

The masterplan is developed together with the Spanish architects www.cmv-architects.com from Palma de Mallorca.

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Meet the actual Team

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Paul Bauer

Founder of the Nam Khan foundation

Paul Bauer one of the founders and drivers of the project is a 54 year old European Entrepreneur with a long history of founding, operating and investing in companies in different industries. Paul Bauer sees his biggest talents in envisioning the project, creation, design, execution, marketing and sales. His love of the vibration of Luang Prabang and the connection between him and his partner FL to the NamKhan farm land made and will make this awesome project possible. The vision is to create a sustainable self sustaining ecological educational project where all benefits generated by the Foundation are given back to the community to create opportunity and chances which will change the live of future generations of people who really need it.

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Xisca Llabres

Founder of the Nam Khan foundation

Franxisca Llabres  has been dedicated more than 20 years to the practice and teaching of yoga, gyrokinesis and body mind therapies around the world.

Thanks to Paul to bring me and show me this magical country – Laos, specially Luang Prabang where you can feel deeply the pure vibration combined with the mystic sound of the rivers, the power of the mountains and the smiles of the people –  I fell in love.

I am enormously grateful to be part of this project to which I will devote all my energy and love.

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Andreu Crespi

CMV Architects is an architecture studio born in Palma de Mallorca, with offices in Mallorca, Ibiza, Vietnam, Brazil and Argentina, committed with contemporaneity and specialized in design of all kinds of architectural projects (new construction, indoors, rehabilitation, etc), urban planning (urban counseling and planning), as well as integral project management.

 

At CMV Architects we develop all phases of an architectural or urbanistic project from the conception of the initial idea to the development and drafting of each project and the effective execution of said building site, thus obtaining better results for the client, with the aim of maintaining the integral spirit of the initial concept.

 

The team at CMV is lead by the architects Andreu Crespí Prunés, Tolo Cursach Far, Helena Montes Paniagua and Pep Vich Montaner.

 

Since 2016 Rubén Bermúdez Mosquera has been an associate architect in Spain, Nguyen Thi Thuc Huyen has taken the same charge in Vietnam and Gustavo Rama in Brazil.

 

CMV Architects are committed with the concept and design of ideas from conception to resolution, with a special emphasis involving their environment, cultural, social and urbanistic integration, as well as guaranteeing its functionality. This effort has been rewarded with more than 40 awards (national and international) that have marked the studio’s internationalization process

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Daniel Streit

  • 1997 to 2000 Studied Landscaping and Hortuculture at Gartenbauschule, Niederlenz, Switzerland
  • 2000- 2001 Employed with Zueger Gartenbau und Heilkreutergaertnerei Organic Landscaping and medical herb production
  • 2002 – 2005 Creation of my own Bonsai production and freelancing in summertime in Landscaping, Maintenance of private gardens and traveling in winter time in SE Asia
  • 2005 I moved to Luang Prabang, Laos permanently
  • 2005 – 2008 I run a Guesthouse while starting in the same period to do business in real estate und land development
  • 2009 – to now I worked on my own in real estate: Consulting and land management for foreign owners. Renovating old houses for rent or for sale.
  • 2013 – 2015 Creating and running the “Khao Soy Chiang Mai Restaurant” and later changed the Name to “Lemon Tree Restaurant”. I started a tree nursery to establish a forest of Fragrant Rosewood Trees.
  • 2015- now Starting to establish the “Lao Agro Forestry Company”.       Planning an Organic Farm concept with Mekong riverside Villas.         Planning an apartment project on Nam Khan river, Luang Prabang

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Wieng Chanuphat

2009-2016

Freelant, Sun small landscape, Roi-ET

Landscape designer, building construction, gardener,, soft and hardscape

 

2006-2008

Andaman landscapeco. Itd Phuket

Garden World co. Itd. Phuket

 

2005-2006

Perfect home Resort co. Itd. Pattaya, Chonburi

Construction management, electrical, plumber, sanitary, landscape.

 

2004

Organic farming, Prakasit garden ( in the Queen private garden).

 

2003

Construction consultans, landscape, Mae Fah Luang University ( TPFC co. ltd.)

 

1992-2002

The promotion of Thailand Tobacco Factory, Chiangrai.

Farmer, Chrysanthemum, Organic farming at home.

 

1989-1991

Hillcon co. Itd. Chiangmai, layout, landscape, Project development.

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Ivana Lazarevic

Ivana is a curious blogger, enthusiastic traveler, and proud member of Nam Khan team.

Digital marketing, words and inspiring stories are my passion. I’ve spent about five years as an activist in few NGOs where I took part in numerous projects aiming to improve daily lives of students, young people or professionals. It is a great joy for me to see this wonderful green project going live and to be able to write about it. Whether you are searching for information, inspiration or ideas, drop by and check what we have to offer either on our website or in real time in Luang Prabang.

I work also for widewalls.ch as an Editor

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Mª Angeles Iglesias Cuenca

Studies in Psychology at the UNED and specialist in applying it to sports performance. Development of programs specific methodology for group dynamics, personal training adapted to group activities.

I, II, III and IV COE Conference of Sports Medicine at the University of Valladolid.

Specific studies in the nervous system with Blandine Calais in Parafrullel, Girona

Full Stott Pilates Instructor Trainer of intensive training and rehabilitation in Canada. She has been a teacher for this school over more than 6 years where her work is recognized in her country and internationally: Argentina, Chile, Portugal , Kuwait..

Myofascial Release Training with James Earl and Tom Myers in Barcelona

MET (metabolic exercises training) & Postural training in Italy with Boris Bazzani .

Therapeutic, Postural and fuctional Yoga with Boris Bazzani in Italy

Student of Hot Yoga Therapy

Nidra yoga workshop

As a practitioner of different types of meditation and mindfulness incorporates these applications into her job as coach and teacher

Different Seminars about Pelvis & lumbar spine: Integrated Approach for Restoring Function, with Diane Lee in Universdad Europea de Madrid and Stuart McGill in Barcelona

Master Trainer Bosu & Theraband in Germany.

Body Art Instructor.

Analysis of the movement with Hervé Barnaud in Bilbao

Pre Trainer Gyrokinesis.

Technical Director for more than 10 years in top-level sports resorts in Spain.

Currently she manages her study of functional training in Toledo and She is Lasaches’s Joint owner and manager of LASACHES, co author of the Formation Lasaches.

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Dr. Christian Faber, MD, ABAARM, Dipl. Acup. A,B- DAEGfA

As integrative and systemic thinking physician with many trainings, I would be pleased to incorporate my know-how from Western academic and complementary Medicine as well as from the Traditional Chinese Medicine into the successful developement of the Foundation.

Precisely the fusion between traditional, empirically acquired knowledge with the modern, state-of-the-art  findings  of Molecular Biology reaching to the new field of Quantum Biology drives and challenges me the most. Finally, Nam Khan Foundation creates the platform to develop a unique and new generation of nutritional supplements in which the entire value chain based on organically grown and fairtrade production could come from one single source.

German Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine

Diplom A,B, German Medical Association of Acupuncture (+ personal student of Prof. Li  Changdu, University Chengdu)

Certified in Advanced TCM Studies, TCM College Hangzhou (+personal student of Prof. Boping Wu, TCM College Hangzhou)

Certified in Cellsymbiosis Therapy

From 2002 Clinic of Integral medicine, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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Patrick Vibert

I’m a graduate of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) of Australia, where I recently finished a 12 months intensive Permaculture Project

Management training. After that I worked for the Permaculture Institute Thailand from January 9TH, 2017 to March 4th, 2017 as a Land Manager.

In addition to that I co-teached part of a PDC and mentored two Interns at this Permaculture Education and Demonstration site in Buri Ram, Thailand.

From May up to November 2017 I will design, implement and advice on a new permaculture project called “Las maravillas” in Andalousia

Southern Spain, where I will also manage and train a team of volunteers,

I’m also advising the Nam Khan foundation on a project in Luang Prabang, Laos on permaculture and ecological farming.

I’m regularly organizing workshops, tours and courses about permaculture, holistic health and ecological land management and seeking for opportunities to teach, design and getting long term access to land.

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Mirjam Wagner

As a passionate and experienced Osteopath & Yoga Teacher, Mirjam Wagner found her true passion in the quiet practice of Yin Yoga & Yoga Therapy. In her teachings Mirjam combines the scientific understanding of the human body with a healing and spiritual approach by integrating Meditation, Mindfulness, Chinese Medicine, Buddhism and A Course in Miracles.

Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Gil Hedley, Ted J. Kapchuk, Dr. Daniel Keown and Marianne Williamson are some of the most important influences and inspirations on her path. Mirjam’s profound knowledge and passion for the human body and its close relationship to emotional and mental patterns make her a very caring and inspiring teacher who guides you into a deeper connection to yourself and others.

Mirjam offers workshops, retreats and trainings all over the world, together with her husband David Lurey and also on her own. In addition she has created her own Therapeutic Online Studio where you can find efficient support in mini sequences for Yin Yoga, Meditation and other healing practices.

More information: www.yogatherapymallorca.com