Similar to you, I started off with the Mavic Air 2. I ended up heading out of town to the country, finding an isolated spot to learn the basics safely. Unfortunately it was not long after that the lockdown was imposed. With drone withdrawal symptoms, I jumped on the Mini 2 bandwagon. I must admit, now having both, I would have been better off going for the Mini 2 first, before moving up to the A2 class drones. Sub-250g drones have far fewer restrictions, allowing the new operator to focus entirely on learning to fly, and not all the regulation that come with 250+ gram drones.
Regardless, now you have an Mavic Air 2S, there are still plenty off quiet places to fly and gain confidence in the drone. Fun times ahead, I am sure you will not regret it