We’re building a community that creates and shares a transformative sauna experience. Join us!
Sauna is crucial element of hygge here in The North, almost a survival tool. Once sauna becomes a part of your lifestyle, you can’t live without it. This is precisely why the members of the 612 Sauna Society were so eager to raise the money to build and share this wood-fired mobile unit: we NEED this thing!
Together we raised $33,810 in 234 pledges that ranged from $25 to $450 dollars. We built the sauna in just two months with the help of over 50 volunteers contributing hundreds of hours of labor.
Special thanks to Omar Ansari and Surly Brewing Company for providing such an ideal venue for our first sauna residency!
Our next stop is the American Swedish Institute!
For the month of March, we’re first releasing reservation to our Kickstarter campaign supporters. Thanks to ASI, we will also offer limited public reservations. Public Openings are staffed by trained 612 Sauna Society hosts (aka “Sauna Meisters”). Enjoy some benchtime at our new wood-fired sauna and decide if you’d like to become a member-owner of the nation’s first sauna cooperative! Sign up below to get reservation notifications and membership information.
An Urban oasis during the coldest months of the year…
There’s nothing quite like seeing your own backyard for the first time through the glow of a sauna round. By building the new sauna on wheels, the city becomes our backyard. We’ll re-introduce the citizens of these Twin Cities to the magic of sauna—and winter—one sauna round at a time!
The design of the new sauna centers around the elemental aspects of a transformative sauna experience.
Flame-heated saunas feel better because they produce more radiant heat than electric and because the flame creates natural circulation of air in the hot room. But don’t take my word for it, take Glenn’s.
Optimized for Health
The cool-down is the most under-rated and critical aspect of the sauna experience. The cool-down rounds activate the full health benefit of sauna. Cooling down your core—not just your skin—between sauna rounds triggers your thermoregulatory system into to bring your body into equilibrium by circulating blood flow to heat and cool your core temperature. Our space is optimized for full cool-down rounds with multiple cool-down zones.