Thank you for your concern, Alicia, and everyone, for the questions and
wonderings offered in this thread.
Retreats can be an important part of our overall mindfulness practice life,
and as you all know, the Oasis training path requires that trainees
complete four such retreats over the course of training. So, I get that
this is an important topic.
Alicia, happy to answer simply that yes, at this time, retreats at the
listed places count. Also, by and large, as our pathway gets refined, we
grandfather in trainees who started in an earlier version of the training.
So, when teacher trainees have questions about qualifying retreats, those
can be handled on a case-by-case, as needed basis.
It is also worth mentioning that we are looking toward expanding the
offerings of MBSR-centric retreats in the coming years, to meet the needs
of what we see as growing population interested in practicing in the MBSR