Indrani Mondal Remembrance Scholarship

Indrani MondalI have been handed a gift – heightened awareness and gratitude for each breath. I enjoy each breath fully. I take pleasure in thinking, sensing, feeling and moving around. I feel a heightened sense of urgency to pursue dreams and goals. I am making a list of things I want to do – and intend to DO THEM NOW. I am also actively making choices. I am not letting my life, however long it may be, pass me by. – Indrani Mondal, written March 25, 2013




The Sisters of Delta Gamma, Beta Nu Chapter, Carnegie Mellon University, have partnered with Dancing Mind Yoga to establish a scholarship fund for teacher training in honor and memory of Indrani Mondal, a dear friend and DMY teacher.

Indrani completed the 200HR RYT program at DM and soon after became a teacher at the studio. Indrani found great peace and deep satisfaction through her yoga practice, which she sought to share with others through teaching. She touched our lives in so many ways and our goal with this scholarship fund is to sponsor aspiring instructors who embody Indrani’s kindness and generosity of spirit.

The Sisters of Delta Gamma have partnered with DM to sponsor teacher trainees in honor of Indrani. An yearly scholarship will be available. Investing in a teacher who possesses qualities like those of Indrani’s is a gift that will keep on giving.

If you would like to apply, please review the application process below and submit all materials to [email protected] no later than August 15, 2014 to be considered for the Fall 2014 Teacher Training Group.

Part One:

Short Answer Essay Questions: Please provide a 500 to 750-word response to each of the following questions.

1) How do you think you can change and impact others’ lives through yoga?
2) How would you use the principles of yoga in other parts of your life?
3) What is/are your intention(s) for teaching yoga after training?

Part Two:

Creative Component:

Provide a short video or 4-slide PowerPoint presentation on your passion for yoga. Indrani was very creative and often pursued baking, at-home projects and do-it-yourself projects; we want to identify someone that has the same creative mind as her. So, get creative!

Part Three:

Final Interview:

The top 3 applicants will be contacted for an in person interview with the Sisters of Delta Gamma, Beta Nu Chapter and Indrani’s family.

We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2014 Program. All applications are due by August 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified by September 1st, 2014.