Home Study Course

The GMDO Home Study Course

A comprehensive training in Druidry from the comfort of your home

                              Join us in the Grove. 

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Ancient Yew Gateway
Ancient Yew Gateway

Learn Druidry at your own pace in your own space.

The Green Mountain Druid Order (GMDO) is a modern-day Mystery School based in Worcester, Vermont. We offer trainings, workshops and retreats rooted in land and community.  With the publication of Ivan’s Bardic Book of Becoming, the demand for our Druid Training is expanding exponentially.  For those who live further away and/or cannot make the time commitment required for the Vermont Druid Training we have created The Home Study Course.

The curriculum follows the three grades, or levels of Druidry: the first is that of the Bard, the second is the Ovate and the third and final is the Druid. The course is designed so that the student can study at his or own speed or join an Online Grove. As soon as each Grade is completed, students will need to write a Review about their experiences, growth and insights through their studies. This will be sent to a GMDO teacher who will read it and assess whether the student has completed the grade sufficiently to graduate to the next. What we are looking for is whether the student has grasped the basic concepts, has maintained a daily spiritual practice, has done most of the exercises, ceremonies and readings for each grade, and has begun to integrate these into his daily life. If we consider that more is needed to graduate, we will help guide that process for the student.

Be very clear – Druidry, and our training, is designed to become a living, breathing way of life, and will transform its practitioners through a steady series of initiations (and extracurricular challenges provided by life itself), into the person of their dreams. The empowered graduate will, after the training, have acquired the tools to create a conscious, clear and powerful life, and all he or she needs to do is to integrate the lessons into her everyday reality. A Druid’s training never really stops, or becomes complete. There is only one main issue: how far will he or she journey on the Path?

Training Grove

A group of Druids is called a ‘Grove’ (a Grove is, literally, a sacred circle of trees). A ‘Training Grove’ is a group of people studying Druidry together.  Knowing we are a part of something larger than ourselves is a basic human need. We have just launched our Online Training Grove!  This is a chance to learn Druidry from home with the support of skilled teachers, monthly live sessions, and fellow students around the country. 

Rainbow Waterfall
Rainbow Waterfall

 When doing magical workings, the power of a group is usually much greater than the sum of the parts. The potential for deep healing, transformation and manifestation is multiplied exponentially.

Another benefit is that we learn and receive so much from our fellow Druids: communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, listening, reflection, shadow projection, story telling, decision making, leadership, compassion, spiritual family, laughter, great potlucks, circle dynamics… just to name a few. It isn’t always easy but it is usually well worth the effort! 

For more details about our Online Training Grove go here! 


There are three different ways you can choose to engage with our Home Study Course to best meet your needs:

Option 1)  You purchase our extensive Bardic Training Workbook with audio guided journeys for your solitary, self paced study.  $200 

Option 2)  Those who choose Option 1 may also apply to enter the Review and Certification process with the support of a Green Mountain Druid staff member for a small fee.  200 +75= $275

Option 3) You register for our Online Training Grove.  This includes the Bardic Training Workbook, journey series, PLUS 12 monthly scheduled online classes.  These will be guided by trained Green Mountain Druids and will include live ceremony, exercises, discussion, and Q & A time.  Students and teachers can also engage with the material throughout the month via a private Facebook group.  This option provides accountability, support, community and encouragement.  This option also sets a reasonable pace to keep all moving forward together.  Students must submit a review at the completion of each grade.  Staff will offer guidance and feedback and once all the required work is completed, certification. $600

For more details about our Online Training Grove go here! 

If more than one person/partner from a given household is signing up, the second registrant gets the course for half price.

Please, only one paying student per home study course!


To register, please fill out our registration form here and pay here or by check. 

Send check to GMDS, 233 Downs Rd. Worcester, VT. 05682

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