About Us

Patricia Ploeger

Yoga, Ride, Barre, HIIT


OMCORE instructors are led by industry veteran, Patricia Ploeger. A fitness and yoga maven for OVER 30 years, Patricia opened OMCORE yoga + body in 2012.  She is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher and continuing education provider with countless hours of experience teaching yoga over the past 20 years. In addition to her personal experiences as a forever yoga student, her formal studies include a 200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy training, a 200-hour advanced Rocket Yoga training under Marie Russel, a 500-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training in Goa, India, and Ashtanga Yoga intensives and various workshops with Kino MacGregor, Dharma Mittra, Maty Ezraty, Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Baron Baptiste, and David Swenson. She is trained in the CORE BARRE System of Smart Movement™ and Schwinn Cycle™ and is a licensed massage therapist, practicing since 2002.  Patricia’s sessions are grounded in the idea that all forms of yoga, exercise, and bodywork can be fun, uplifting, and enlightening. She is committed to helping others feel inspired, healthy, and strong so that they may experience a life of balance and wellness.

Ayla Wilson

Yoga, Ride, HIIT Fusion

Ayla completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training under Patricia Ploeger at Omcore Yoga & Body and a 50-hour Rocket Yoga under David Kyle. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Fitness Association of America. She is a lifelong learner who possesses several specialized certifications and loves to learn new techniques and modalities of fitness. She is a creative spirit who is passionate about helping others reach their full potential, not only in the studio, but in their interactions with the world around them. Growing up she was an avid equestrian. She also has an extensive background in weightlifting and interval training, ultra marathon and cross country running. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology at the College of Coastal Georgia and earned a masters degree in Public Health at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. Her classes are tough but full of positive energy. She pays special attention to proper form and will help you gain strength, refine your skills, and increase flexibility, safely and effectively. 

Kelsi Brooks


Kelsi is a native Texan who grew up dancing and teaching in her mother’s dance studio. She was recruited for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at the age of 17,  made the team and cheered for 4 years, traveling and performing around the world on USO tours, while attending Dallas Baptist University and attaining a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. Post graduation, she moved to Haiti to teach English and dance. She found an appreciation for Barre in 2012 and has been mastering her form ever since. She previously worked in administrative roles for Bar Method and Pure Barre studios in different cities, and is now finally teaching with OMCORE! She values holistic health and believes having self awareness of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is key to living fully alive.

Kristi Mason

Ride, Hip-Hop Dance

Kristi grew up a competitive dancer and has always had a love for wellness.  Prior to teaching at OMCORE, she taught a variety of classes at Valdosta State University and was lead instructor and fitness coordinator at Sea Island Resort.  She is a certified group fitness and indoor cycle instructor, completed OMCORE's "Yoga for Athletes" training and is currently enrolled in OMCORE's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Her classes are meticulously organized and offer you the chance to continuously reach new goals.  Her Hip-Hop classes are FIRE and oh-so-fun, as she brings her high, positive vibes to each and every class!

Blair McHale


Blair discovered and found her niche with Baptiste Yoga in 2014. Baptiste yoga not only met the physical intensity she desired, but it also helped her create space, community, and presence in her life both on and off the mat. This practice empowered her to pursue training with Baron Baptiste and Paige Elenson of the Baptiste Institute to earn her 200RYT in 2016. She completed Art of Assisting with the Baptiste Institute in 2017, Level 3 with Baron Baptiste in 2018, and became a Tier 1 Baptiste Certified Instructor in early 2019.  Blair is committed to sharing her love of this practice with her students and to be a stand for them to discover their own power and clarity through yoga.

Kristan Smith


‚ÄčKristan grew up doing ballet, tap and jazz. She found a real love for dance and continued to pursue her passion through high school and college. Once Kristan had her first son, Jameson, she started attending Pilates classes to get back in shape + that's where she found barre. She instantly loved it! Kristan got her Barre Instructor Certification in October of 2018 from Barre Above in Athens, GA. She has been take Barre for over 4 years now and was so happy to have found OMCORE when she moved here last summer!  

Chrystal Brannan

Yoga, Ride

Chrystal was born and raised in Georgia and grew up playing and loving all sports. She has been passionate about fitness for as long as she can remember and has always been very competitive. Chrystal fell in love with yoga about 7 years ago and instantly knew it was something she wanted to be a part of forever. Before finding OMCORE, she worked at a Yoga Studio for 2 years where she challenged herself to learn something new everyday. Chrystal completed her Yoga for Athletes Certification at OMCORE Yoga + Body under Patricia Ploeger in December of 2018 and her Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification in April of 2019. Cycle was something new to Chrystal that she feels she was made for. She loves the high energy and that it makes her push her body to do more!

Daniela Cruz

Yoga, Ride

Daniela is a native to Saint Simons having grown up here for most of her life. She began her journey into fitness in 2016 when she attended her first hot power yoga class at Omcore. She fell in love with the fitness lifestyle so much that she decided to complete her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at OMCORE Yoga + Body under Patricia Ploeger in 2017. Daniela has been fascinated by the astounding benefits that this active lifestyle brought to the quality of her life. She is thrilled to be able to share the joy as well as the  physical benefits that fitness brings to the mind, body, and soul. Daniela also received h her Indoor Cycle Certification from FiTour in January of 2020.

Cassie Long

Yoga, Ride

Cassie has been practicing yoga off and on for 10+ years, but it wasn’t until she found her love for the Baptiste Methodology that she decided to pursue further training. Cassie completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in August of 2019 at 2mPower Yoga Studio, a Baptiste Affiliate. Cassie believes yoga presents the opportunity to join in community with one another—to connect our breath, to move our bodies and to be up to something bigger than ourselves. In her practice, you will experience physicality, possibility and empowerment. Cassie also completed her Indoor Cycle Certification from FitTour in January of 2020.

What is OMCORE yoga + body?

OMCORE is a unique space in which you are encouraged to tap into your core being — physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. — so that you may genuinely connect with others and radiate your very best self to the world. Our class sizes are small enough for individual attention, yet large enough to promote a sense of camaraderie and support.  It’s the ONLY boutique studio in the Golden Isles area to offer HOT YOGA, OMCORE BARRE, and INDOOR CYCLE classes. We intentionally offer a wide variety of classes to bring ultimate strength, flexibility, and balance to the body, mind, and heart.

You are not alone at OMCORE.

OMCORE offers you a trusted tribe of teachers and a community of members dedicated to reaching personal goals and learning what it means to become the best version of themselves. The feeling you get from the time you walk in the door is like no other! With our attention to form, cleanliness, and detail, you can be assured that you are cared for in every way. In addition, our variety of yoga, barre, cycle, and core fusion sessions are tailored to your fitness goals and levels. Each of our heart-pumping Pure Ride, core-strengthening OMCORE Barre, and OM-azing Yoga classes end with a simple relaxation series to help you finally find your inner OM and leave feeling refreshed and renewed.