I made it to the Tuesday evening class. It was young and busy! The entire studio was full, mostly of people in their 20's and early 30's. When I attend morning classes, there are less than 10 people, and I am often the youngest person in the room. Last night there were even people in front of me, facing the curtain.
The instructor mixed our sequence a little more than usual. I was able to keep up, except for the intentional break I take during the knee to nose sequence. I am finding I can breath properly during the warm up and the remainder of class from bridging through savasana. I am going to trying pushing that from both directions, until I can meet in the middle of class and breathe correctly the entire time. When I breathe correctly, I am forced to relax and end up with deeper poses. Doing that the entire class will lead to progress.
I am beginning to think the improvements I will make just by showing up have already happened. Further progress is going to require very intentional changes, like those from my lesson last month.