Here are some tips from Jasmine Kaloudis of Synergy By Jasmine Yoga of
If you have never done yoga before, ask some of your friends or family members where they do yoga and to recommend a teacher. You can also call a local studio and ask them to recommend a local teacher.
If you decide to just do some research on the internet then make sure to thoroughly look at the reviews of the teacher.
The instructor should have a minimum of 200 hours of yoga training, 500 hours is even better. Are they a full time teacher that teaches 7-15 classes a week or do they just each once a month? Did they just complete their training or have they been teaching for many years? What studios have they taught at before?
What goals did you have for your yoga lessons? Did you just want overall flexibility and range of motion back? Do you want to know the classical poses really well? Do you have low back pain, anxiety or a frozen shoulder that you want yoga to help open up?
Do you want your class to be vigorous and athletic or meditative and restorative?
The price for a private yoga lesson can vary depending on a lot of factors including if you are driving to the teacher, if they are coming to you or if the teacher has to rent space somewhere for the lesson. Is it just one lesson or recurring lessons? How long are the session? How is parking and traffic and will that add a lot of time to the lesson?
Do you have a yoga mat, music and lightening system or will the teacher have to supply those kinds of additional things?