Knock Knock…It’s Cancer.

Via Yulady Saluti
on May 21, 2012
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So here I was, a month ago, thinking I had it all.

I was taping Sadie Nardini’s new TV show, my classes were growing by the day and all seemed right in the world. It’s so funny how plans have a way of falling apart. In fact, the more I “planned” my future that’s when the Universe decided to test my faith.

I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer at age 32. In the words of my surgeon, the cancer is a nasty little bugger, no less. So it’s time to show cancer and the world how to laugh and love not only when my “plans” are working out but also when they don’t.



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About Yulady Saluti

Yulady Saluti never stops moving. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor who has appeared in DVDs with Tara Stiles and Deepak Chopra. She has rocked her yoga on television with Sadie Nardini, teaches at four different yoga studios, and is doing all this while taking care of six kids and a devoted husband. After battling and overcoming a serious colon rectal medical condition, which required she live with a colostomy for four years, Yulady dove head first into a new, healthy life filled with yoga and studies in Ayurveda. It was only three years into her practice (and during her 20th surgery related to her former illness) that her doctors discovered that she had Stage 2 breast cancer at the age of thirty-two. Yulady is documenting her journey as a mommy-yogi-with-cancer on her Youtube channel: She plans to return to a full teaching schedule after treatment in New Jersey at Powerflow Yoga, Onyx Mind Body, Poe Yoga, and Inferno Hot Yoga. You can also follow her always uplifting tweets @yogalody.


36 Responses to “Knock Knock…It’s Cancer.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Blessings dear Yulady. I'm pulling for you. xoxo ~Mamaste

  2. @Yogalody says:

    Thank you Mamaste!!! xoxo

  3. sending lots of healing vibes your way. thanks for sharing your courage and honesty!

  4. Yulady, I love your attitude and your spirit—"laugh and love not only when my “plans” are working out but also when they don’t."

    Yes!! So hard, and so important. I look forward to when we're sharing your videos about how you beat cancer. xo

  5. *hugs* My mother was 32 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I wait for my own diagnosis (I'm now 36). Stay strong, and know that you can beat this. Love and Light to you.

  6. Gerald Saluti says:


  7. @Yogalody says:

    Thank you so much good healing vibes keep me going

  8. @Yogalody says:

    Karen thank you for that!! I look forward to beating this cancer in the butt!!!

  9. @Yogalody says:

    I love you babe!!!

  10. Ashley says:

    Hey Yulady- I'm a student at Onyx, and I just heard about your diagnosis and tomorrow's surgery. Sending you hugs and good vibes, and I know you'll show cancer who's boss!

  11. @Yogalody says:

    Hi Ashley!!!
    thank you my darling your kind words make me so happy
    I can't wait to get back to teaching… xoxo

  12. bettyleigh1 says:

    Yaludy…. I am a 16 year survivor who had invasive stage 2 breast cancer. You are so beautiful and strong and determined….God bless you and your journey. I will pray for you and send you distant Reiki…

  13. @Yogalody says:

    Betty mine is very invasive too =(
    but hearing that you are a 16 year survivor gives me so much strength
    THANK YOU!!!!

  14. bettyleigh1 says:

    my daughter was 131/2 and my son was 11. She is now pregnant..ohmygod… and he is getting engaged.
    I wrote an article "Shame on Me"… which stated how grateful I should be for every moment on this earth…
    I didn't give you is all yours… you just needed to know that you were not crazy to believe in the
    best outcome. You are not… I am living proof…

  15. Padma Kadag says:

    Be Strong. Be positive.

  16. Gerald Saluti says:

    Yulady is in surgery as we speak. Thank you for all the love and support.

  17. jess says:

    have you researched the Gerson Therapy?

  18. MamasteNJ says:


    Yulady is out of surgery an resting well. Tx you to all friends and family for the out pouring of love, prayer and support we have been shown. We are truly blessed to have you all in our lives. We got great news. No cancer in her lymph nodes! Whatever you guys are doing prayer and energy wise please keep it up. It's working!

    From her loving husband Gerry

  19. YesuDas says:

    Your courage is inspiring; God bless you! You are in my prayers.

  20. anne says:

    You should have seen how pink I was today!! from my head band to my toes–all for Yulady's recovery! Hopefully she felt to the love at 5:45 pm when my whole class offered their love and intentions for her healing! Cancer shmancer!! Love and prayers!

  21. MamasteNJ says:


    Good morning everyone.
    Surgery went well and from what I hear we got some good news…. I am in pain and tired but happy to have this surgery behind me, this is the easy part for me since I have been here 20 times before 🙂 going thru chemo is my one fear right now. But I know i will get thru it with you positives vibes, prayers and dedications.
    Love to all
    Xoxo — at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

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  23. alinamo says:

    As a 37 year old with colon cancer that has spread to my right lung, I know the fear of chemo. You have such a positive attitude and a loving husband by your side (I do as well) and this will make all the difference in how you react in treatment. It will be hard, but totally doable and you'll be on the other side of this stupid disease in no time! I'm so glad to hear it wasn't in the lymph nodes; such good news!! Best wishes and much love!!

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  25. Liz Smith says:

    Yulady~~I too experienced cancer at an early age. I was almost 31 with 3 children five and under when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 lymphoma. That was 25 years ago. Wanted you to know that part.

    You have a strong spirit which will be with you always. Life is so precious and sometimes we are such fragile creatures during our lifes journey. but that fragility makes us so strong, so compassionate, so appreciative of every little thing.

    I am so happy for you that they didn’t find any cancer cells in your lymph nodes!!!!Yay!!!!

    I am sending you blessings and peace and strength from my heart to yours.

    My name is Liz but you can call me Mama Liz. That’s what all my kids(who are around your age)and their friends call me.Lots of love, prayers and healing thoughts~~~~~Mama Liz

  26. @Yogalody says:

    Thank you Mama Liz
    sending you lots of love

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  28. Yulady says:

    Fear or chemo is right… But I will take it day by day. Xoxo

    Than you.

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