Welcome to the Savasana life.
In a time when self-care is needed more than ever before, Hotsource Yoga exists to offer you a sanctuary for self-care, unconditional love, and respect.
Through hot yoga, pilates, bootcamp, and fusion classes, we encourage you to reconnect with your self, find clarity, and renew your spirit.
Hotsource Yoga Emerges
Opened Hot Yoga Aptos
Became Bikram Yoga Certified
Opened first pilates studio
Nicole Duke has been active in physical fitness, yoga and Pilates for over 20 years. As a former professional long-distance runner sponsored by Cliff Bar, she has traveled all over the United States competing in races and ultra marathons. Looking for a competitive edge that would improve her mental and physical fitness, she was turned on to Bikram Yoga. From her very first class, she recognized that yoga was much more than just physical conditioning, and she was determined to incorporate yoga into her training program.
Nicole was one of the first certified Pilates instructors in Santa Cruz County, California. She completed training through the PhysicalMind Institute in both Matwork and Apparatus. She began teaching both formats privately and in local gyms before opening her own studio, Balanced Body in 1999. As this business grew over the years, she expanded from a small location in Santa Cruz to a beautiful studio in Aptos.
After completing the vigorous and intense 9-week Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Palm Springs in 2009, Nicole returned to Aptos and founded Hot Yoga Aptos, opening its doors in August of 2010. Nicole has continued to travel and visit many teacher trainings to help lead and teach thousands of new yoga instructors. She has trained under some of the most knowledgeable and influential Bikram instructors in the world, and is forever grateful to the community for her success. In a leap of faith, Nicole broke away from his method and went down the path to create her own style of classes.
Nicole Duke is widely recognized as one of the most inspirational teachers you can find. She believes in the power of intention and following your dreams. Her mission is to inspire a thriving, body-positive army of students through hot yoga, Pilates, and positive thinking.
Teacher Training Lead & Studio Owner