Meet Our Founders


Aria Yoga Co. was founded by partners Sid Govindan, MD. and Elisar Hares, ESQ. Sid is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a director at QPID Health, a Boston-based start-up. Elisar, a graduate of Wellesley College and Northeastern Law School, is a former corporate lawyer turned yogi. Aria is the result of combining their extensive academic and work experience with a shared love and respect for yoga, meditation, and well-being. 

Sid and Elisar founded Aria in order to give people the tools to live healthier, happier lives by providing convenient, personalized yoga + meditation services that are accessible to everyone, regardless of income, age, body type, or health status. 

Aria Ethos

In founding Aria, Sid and Elisar wanted to build a company they could be proud of. The Aria ethos provides the founding principles on which the company is based, such as: 

  • Pro Bono Services. Sliding-scale to pro bono services are available for low income families, not for profit companies, and government agencies
  • Karma. 9% of profits are donated to various charities
  • Ethical Compensation Practices. Staff are compensated above market norms and receive complimentary continuing education
  • Practice What You Preach. Sid and Elisar make it a priority to incorporate meditation, yoga, cross-training, and healthy lifestyle choices into their routines

By living the ethos of yoga on and off the mat, Sid and Elisar seek to inspire others to build better lives, families, businesses, and communities. 

Empowering Individuals

Aria offers both residential and corporate wellness services that include private, on-site yoga + meditation classes, lifestyle + fitness coaching, and corporate workshops. Every service can be customized to fit the diverse needs of their clientele. Through education, personalized feedback and training, Aria provides the tools people need to creating lasting lifestyle change.

Through its private wellness services, Aria hopes to empower people to be the best version of themselves. When you feel good, you do good. It's that simple.