Dear COLORAMA members,
As your chair of the Governance Committee of the COLORAMA Board of Directors, I strongly feel that we should revisit how we want to take Ayurveda forward in Colorado. With the challenges we have experienced in our efforts to license Ayurveda, it may become necessary to be part of a bigger umbrella for establishing Ayurveda as a professional entity. In my attempt to accomplish this, during my second term, I plan on collaborating with other alternative and complimentary medicine organizations. We are fortunate to be able to practice Ayurveda in Colorado within the limitations provided by the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act (CSR § 6-1-724).
Our strong membership and educational standards and clearly defined scopes of practice are key to growing our profession. We must strive to establish ourselves as a recognized profession and be on par with other alternative and complimentary medicine practitioners recognized by the state of Colorado as healthcare modalities.
As a professional organization, COLORAMA will continue to honor different levels of certifications provided by educational institutions across the United States and abide by the standards of practice formalized by our national organizations including NAMA and AAPNA. Currently, there is no required regulation for the practice of Ayurveda in Colorado. We will continue to support the highest standards of practice.
As always, I’m available if you have comments, questions, or concerns.
Sujatha Reddy LPC, MSEd, BAMS, DCC
Owner Sondercenter Lakewood
Professional Counselor and Ayurvedic Doctor
From the professional and student members of Colorama