Misha Patel Studio, LLC
owner & lead instructor

Misha is a fully certified Stott Pilates and TRX Suspension Training instructor with an emphasis on injuries and special populations. Hence, in addition to offering classes to the general public, professional athletes, expecting and new mothers, young adults, and active seniors, Misha welcomes clients with herniated or bulged disc, spinal fusions, neck trauma, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, meniscal tears, breast surgery, or scoliosis. Additionally, Misha has experience in training clients who have separated abdominals, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, TMJ, biceps tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, ACL / PCL tears, fibromyalgia, MS, or neuropathy. Misha's teachings are heavily influenced by her understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology, which enables her to aid each of her clients achieve his or her individual goals in a healthy, appropriate, and proactive manner. As an accomplished dancer, figure skater, and choreographer, Misha has spoken at several national and international conventions about injury prevention and the importance of strength and flexibility to that end. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Dance, and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing, from Santa Clara University.


An experienced instructor, Roz holds certifications in Aerobics, Mat Pilates, Stott Reformer and Tower Pilates, Aqua Aerobics, Tai Chi, Zumba, TRX Suspension and Rip Training, and is familiar with concepts in injury prevention and nutrition. Roz is a dedicated instructor with a special interest in the Senior/Gold population whose members she continually inspires with her exemplary commitment and passion. Roz enjoys helping her students achieve their personal goals and learn to live life on purpose, with purpose.


After a severe car accident in 1998, Marcella turned to Pilates for rehabilitation. Much to her amazement, this allowed her to fully recover and even participate in the outdoor activities she had sorely missed. Wishing to help others have a similar experience, Marcella successfully completed MPS Mentorship Program Level 1 in 2014, and Level 2 in 2015. Since then, she not only assisted many MPS clients in reaching their specific wellness and performance goals, but also became the lead instructor and program designer of MPS Barre Fusion sessions.


Cristen graduated with honors from Santa Clara University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Film Production. Continuing her lifelong passion for dance, she also minored in Theatre Arts, Dance. In 2016, Cristen trained under Misha and Marcella to teach TRX and Barre Fusion at MPS. As an instructor with extensive dance background, she pays particular attention to full muscle activation and elongation.

massage therapist

Croft graduated in the top of his class from NHI in Massage Therapy. He continued his path of helping clients with chronic pain, acute injuries, and muscle trauma by completing the rigorous program of Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) with honors. ANMT is a brain-based neurological approach to assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries, postural distortions and chronic pain. Croft also holds California's CAMTC certification. He has worked with Stanford University's football, gymnastics, crew, and wrestling teams to support consistently high performance of collegiate athletes. Croft has extensive training and experience with myofascial release, active release methods, trigger point therapy, Dermoneuromodulation, injury treatment/prevention, and more. At MPS, Croft helps clients to reclaim or maintain active lifestyles by identifying and correcting factors that are detrimental to our clients' objectives.


Mary attended Santa Clara University on Theatre, Dance, and Jesuit merit scholarships. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Dance, and completed pre-medical coursework requirements. Following multiple dance injuries, she turned to yoga, biomechanics, and kinesiology studies for relief and recovery, as well as to nutritional research and an anti-inflammatory diet to manage chronic pain. She remains abreast of the latest nutrition and health research, in anticipation of graduate studies in Epidemiology with a focus on diet, lifestyle, and heritable cancers. At MPS, she consults with clients on dietary restrictions and substitutions, such as those borne from certain autoimmune diseases, food allergies, weight management objectives, or religious beliefs.