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Vanessa Lavigne

Founder and Director 

Vanessa and her husband Ryan  are originally from Canada but left in 2009 in search of adventure and freedom.  They found that in Ayampe. They have successfully run a Spanish, Surf and Yoga school since 2010. When their children were born their lives dramatically change.  Like many parents, from early on, education was always on their minds.  Vanessa began an extensive journey thru education and many of its different forms. She homeschooled her children for 2 years and in that time developed her own curriculum based on several methodologies; its core foundation is in a whole education that taught not just to the mind but to the body and spirit. 

Since 2013 Vanessa has been leading Yoga teacher training and wanted to bring that into her children's education. She is 200-ERYT, Ayurveda Level One Practitioner and Reiki Level 2 Practitioner as well as certified Thai Massage Therapist. Vanessa studied Psychology in University with a Minor in History.

Roots and Wings was created out of the desire to provide their children with a whole education; to bring families and communities together with the goal of providing a safe, nurturing and individualist education. Roots and Wings was established in 2018 and is growing stronger every year.

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