We have exciting summer sauna opportunities on the horizon!

Watch for updates coming soon.

 

We are a member-owned co-op enjoying and sharing Sauna tradition with the community at residency locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Wanna Sauna? All are welcome to make reservations at our mobile sauna “The Forge”!

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MEMBERSHIP

Member-Owners enjoy priority access and reservation discounts at residency hot spots around the city, pop-up parties, and more.
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MEET THE TEAM

A small, dedicated team of people have banded together to ensure critical work for the 612 Sauna Society gets done! LEARN MORE

RESERVATIONS

We have exciting summer sauna opportunities on the horizon! Check back soon for announcements.

At the 612 Sauna Society, we believe that everyone is equally worthy of love, respect, and dignity. We believe that differences of race, age, culture, religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, gender variance, body shapes and sizes, nationalities, (and beyond) are simply part of being human. Our intention is to support a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Reservations are open to the public — all are welcome!

Enjoy up to 2 hours of self-guided hot-cold rotations at The Forge.

If you’d like to curate your own experience (for up to 7 people), feel free to book out an entire reservation time slot (if available) and reach out to us at admn@612saunasociety.com if you have any questions. 

$15 Co-Op Members / $20 -25 Non-Members (varies by residency location)

RESERVATIONS:

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WHAT TO KNOW FOR BENCHTIME WITH THE 612 SAUNA SOCIETY

A FEW HELPFUL REMINDERS FOR BENCHTIME WITH THE 612 SAUNA SOCIETY:

  • Your reservation is valid for up to 2 hours of benchtime
  • Bathing suit (required)
  • Water bottle (non-metal)
  • Towels (an extra towel for final round and rinse is recommended)
  • Potluck Sauna snacks to share (optional)
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • All members and guests are expected to abide by the Sauna Society Code.

SAUNA TIPS

Please arrive hydrated so you can enjoy the full benefits of your time on the bench.

Sauna promotes healthy blood flow by activation of the thermoregulatory system. Practicing full ‚Äúrounds‚ÄĚ will provide the full health benefits. A round consists of 10-20 mins in the hot room (your body will tell you when your time is up), followed by a cool-down period outside. Letting your body cool down between rounds by relaxing and cooling off at the rinse station will increase your circulation and provide the full physical and mental benefit of the experience. A typical sauna session consists of 3-4 rounds of this hot-cold treatment.

Learn more about the health benefits of Sauna here.

AND MORE

** No refunds. Sorry, we are a small staff and simply do not have the bandwidth at this time to process refunds. We’re putting all our bandwidth into creating a superb Sauna experience. We hope you take this as extra incentive to show up and enjoy it!¬† **

The Sauna will be hosted by a trained member of our Stoker Trainee team at all times. If you have further questions about Sauna, The Forge or the 612 Sauna Society, please ask a member of the Stoker Team, or email us at volunteer@612saunasociety.com.

SAUNA FAQ

What can I expect during my reservation? Walk me through it.

Reservations are required in advance so be sure to sign up (using the links above — if available!) If you’d like to skip the sign-in line upon arrival, be sure to fill out¬†the¬†SAUNA SIGN-IN¬†form¬†in advance.

Some attendees choose to come to the Forge with their bathing suits already on¬†under their street clothes, but there are changing rooms on-site if you’d rather wait until you arrive! Be sure to arrive well hydrated, with a towel, and non-metal water bottle, in addition to your bathing suit.

A member from the Stoker Team will welcome you upon arrival, if it is your first time, please let them know — they’ll walk you through everything you need to know!

Once you’re signed in and ready to hit the sauna,¬†we recommend¬†spending about 10-20 minutes inside the hot room (your body will tell you when your time is up), followed by your first cooldown round (also about 10-20 minutes), repeat as many times as feels good for your body! 3-4 hot/cold rounds is common, but we welcome you to listen carefully to your body’s own unique cues for an optimal personal experience throughout your 2-hour reservation block. While inside the sauna, water may be ladled on the sauna rocks to create steam, if this is something you would like to experience please be sure to¬†it is okay with the rest of the attendees present. Steam can feel enjoyable and intense, please know that you’re always welcome to move to a lower bench where you may¬†experience less intensity if that suits you.

If at any time you have questions, please seek out your friendly Stoker Team member who will be on-site at all times.

Why Sauna?

The health benefits of Sauna run in every direction!

Stress relief, soothing joint and muscle aches & pains, improving the cardiovascular system, burning calories, cleansing the skin and inducing a deeper sleep‚ÄĒjust to name a few. One‚Äôs personal mental health, comfort, and security are every bit as important as the tremendous physical benefits of Sauna. We endeavor to provide an environment that is conducive to the full range of mental and physical benefits of Sauna.

Why does the Co-op have a Stoker Team?

The Co-op’s reservation schedule is designed to deliver a relaxed but energized level of activity throughout the event space by balancing two priorities:

1.) providing an experience that delivers the full benefits of Sauna and

2.) being strategic and smart about how we’re using the resources of our Co-op.

Our current reservation program reflects these priorities by offering lengthy Sauna sessions (2 hours) with overlapping start times (on the hour). This approach allows us to maximize our reservation capacity in a way that minimizes traffic jams at session start and end times. However, this approach only works if guests are taking full cool-downs between hot rounds. The sauna will be too packed if guests are not spending time in other zone/spaces, which underscores the importance of the Stoker’s role of ensuring a cozy vibe throughout the event space(s).

What kind of Sauna Experience is the 612 Sauna Society endeavoring to share? 

While much of what has been created tends to lean on Nordic traditions of cedar lined Saunas, water-bathed rocks, and wood-fired stoves, we remain open to various styles and traditions of Sweat. Whether they be porcelain-tiled Russian Banyas or Turkish baths, Native American willow-bound sweat lodges or Japanese steam baths and mineral pools ‚Äď we are here to share, learn, grow, and bond through the joy and health inherent in all traditions.

Why a Sauna Co-op?

The 612 Sauna Society Co-op is inventing a new old way of experiencing Sauna: as a community. In doing so, we experience ourselves as a community, adding a social level to the physical and psychological benefits of the Sauna experience. 

Can I sauna with the 612 Sauna Society?

Yes Рeveryone is welcome to sauna with 612 Sauna Society! You can find reservations to sauna on this page. 

Can I become a member or volunteer with 612 Sauna Society?

Yes Рvisit www.612saunasociety.com/membership to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member-Owner. For volunteers, we are always looking for individuals to help us out, so send us a line and we’ll get in touch on how you can be a part of the 612 Sauna Society! Email admn@612saunasociety.com and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Please email AdMN@612saunasociety.com with any questions.

If you’d like to skip the line when you arrive for your reservation, you may sign-in in advance here:¬†SAUNA SIGN-IN.

GIFT RESERVATION PACKAGES

Gift Reservation Packages – NOW AVAILABLE!
Purchase a reservation package below to give the gift of Sauna.

How it works (click here)

1.) Select your package from the drop-down below and click “buy now.”

2.) Choose whether you’d like to pay via paypal or credit card:¬†

3.) You’ll receive a promo code via email within 24 hours that you can give as a gift. The gift can be redeemed by using the promo code at checkout when booking reservations. Public reservations for our January residency at Surly will be available at¬†www.612saunasociety.com¬†starting January 27th.¬†¬†¬†

** Gift Packages apply to Non-Member Reservations only ** (Discounted Member packages coming soon!)


Sauna Reservation Gift Packages:




Pls email AdMN@612saunasociety.com with any questions or checkout issues.

WHAT TO KNOW FOR BENCHTIME WITH THE 612 SAUNA SOCIETY

A FEW HELPFUL REMINDERS FOR BENCHTIME WITH THE 612 SAUNA SOCIETY:

  • Your reservation is valid for up to 2 hours of benchtime
  • Bathing suit (required)
  • Water bottle (non-metal)
  • Towels (an extra towel for final round and rinse is recommended)
  • Potluck Sauna snacks to share (optional)
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • All members and guests are expected to abide by the Sauna Society Code: http://612saunasociety.com/code/

SAUNA TIPS

Please arrive hydrated so you can enjoy the full benefits of your time on the bench.

Sauna promotes healthy blood flow by activation of the thermoregulatory system. Practicing full ‚Äúrounds‚ÄĚ will provide the full health benefits. A round consists of 10-20 mins in the hot room (your body will tell you when your time is up), followed by a cool-down period outside. Letting your body cool down between rounds by relaxing and cooling off at the rinse station will increase your circulation and provide the full physical and mental benefit of the experience. A typical sauna session consists of 3-4 rounds of this hot-cold treatment.

Learn more about the health benfits of Sauna here.

AND MORE

** No refunds. Sorry, we are a small staff and simply do not have the bandwidth at this time to process refunds. We’re putting all our bandwidth into creating a superb Sauna experience. We hope you take this as extra incentive to show up and enjoy it!¬† **

The Sauna will be hosted by a trained member of our Stoker Trainee team at all times. If you have further questions about Sauna, The Forge or the 612 Sauna Society, please ask a member of the Stoker Team, or email us at volunteer@612saunasociety.com.

John Pederson

John Pederson

Chief Firewood Officer

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Favorite residency location so far:
Impossible to answer for me… each location has something super special/unique about it, which is one of the reasons I love the mobile residency model!
 
 
When John Pederson is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Building saunas : )
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Heating up is only half the experience. The cool-down is just as important (if you want the full experience and full health benefits).
Kirk Jensen

Kirk Jensen

Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly Brewing
 
When Kirk Jensen is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
At home with my family.
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Don’t be afraid to Sauna when the temps dip below zero. The contrast of a 200 Degree temperature swing when stepping out of the hot box is awesome !!
Mikky Daub

Mikky Daub

AdMN & Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly Brewing Co.
 
When Mikky Daub is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Doing yoga, or reading a book!
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
In sauna and in life: “Listen to your body when it whispers, and you won’t have to hear it scream.”
Mark Caron

Mark Caron

Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
Hidden Beach
 
When Mark Caron is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Singing or playing harmonica
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
First rule: Love yourself!
Andrew Scheglowski

Andrew Scheglowski

Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
Hidden Beach on Cedar Lake
 
When Andrew Scheglowski is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
At home, taking care of my wonderful wife & kids. Brewing Kefir, fermenting vegetables, and tending to my tasty vegetable garden.
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Take the time to fully cool down before going back in the Sauna. I take about 10-15mins, but everyone is different. The fuller cooldown makes for a complete Sauna Experience. Skol!
SantaErik Riese

SantaErik Riese

Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
Cedar Lake Hidden Beach
 
When SantaErik Riese is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Making Play Matter, creating an unbroken story of fun since 1961
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Come for the sizzle, stay for the community.
Vanessa Eickhoff

Vanessa Eickhoff

Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
Hidden Beach
 
When Vanessa Eickhoff is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Playing pinball, hiking with my family
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Try wearing the wool caps on the hot box – so good!
Sarah Nassif

Sarah Nassif

Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly
 
When Sarah Nassif is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Sewing, weaving, skiing or botanizing
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Make relaxation a life priority!
Marta K. Daehn

Marta K. Daehn

AdMN & Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly Brewing
 
When Marta K. Daehn is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Wandering through the woods.
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Be aware of how you feel, concentrate on breathing and relax into the heat.
Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell

Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly
 
When Nick Campbell is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
In the kitchen cooking tasty sauna snacks.
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
If you want to change the status quo, be disruptive but respectful.
Cedrik Cady Hill

Cedrik Cady Hill

Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
 
When Cedrik Cady Hill is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
 
Andy Ritchie

Andy Ritchie

Stoker Team


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Favorite residency location so far:
Surly Brewing Company
 
When Andy is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
At Modist drinking beer? In the studio working? At the job working? Biking or running?
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Bike to your session! Best to get your blood pumping early…
Leah Van Tassel

Leah Van Tassel

Stoker Team

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Favorite residency location so far:
American Swedish Institute
 
When Leah is not enjoying sauna, you might find them:
Jogging with my dogs or carving a spoon!
 
A piece of advice for fellow sauna-goers:
Smile freely, drink plenty of water, and enjoy some salty snacks.

Meet the Heat

Become a location sponsor to make your business The Twin Cities’s next hot spot.¬†

Member-Owners of the 612 Sauna Society Cooperative enjoy and share the Sauna tradition with the Twin Cities by partnering with local businesses and neighborhood organizations to provide reservations at The Forge mobile sauna hot spot during the coldest months of the year.

Pricing

One Month Residency $5,500
($900 for each additional week.)

Two week residency $3,300

Includes pre-booking access to reservations, delivery, staffing, permits, over 100 hours of community-powered sauna steam, and one sauna sorie private party at The Forge.

Contact the 612 AdMN team for availability and details: admin@612Saunasociety.com


 

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