Through workshops at The Esalen Institute (1971), living at the Gestalt Institute of Canada (1972), travels in the jungles of South America (1973), being trained as a yoga teacher (1974) and studying Gestalt therapy with Dr Robert Hall (1975-1978), he deepened his self-knowledge. His training and deep personal relationship with Moshe Feldenkrais began in 1975, during the first professional training program offered in the U.S.
In 1984, Russell became one of the first people in the world authorized to lead Feldenkrais® Professional training programs. Since that time he has taught in more than 40 of these programs internationally and directed/designed 10. Russell has helped in the training of more than 2500 Feldenkrais teachers. In addition, he maintains a private practice at his home in northern California and teaches public workshops throughout the world.
Along with his wife Linda, also a Feldenkrais trainer, he created the Feldenkrais-India Project that brought the method to India for the first time. Through work at Mother Teresa’s Missions, particularly in Calcutta, the Delman’s taught the “Sister’s of Charity” to work with brain-injured children. During this time they were blessed and influenced by numerous private meetings with Mother Teresa.
Perhaps the strongest influences on Russell’s life are his more than 30 years of relationship with Linda and the journey of fathering his daughter, Lily. In indescribable ways, these relationships influence his entire life.