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Member-Owners enjoy priority access and reservation discounts at residency hot spots around the city. We capped our initial Membership at 141. We will open a limited number of memberships (based on forecasting from current member early season usage) before January 1, 2017. Sign up below to reserve your spot on the waiting list.

In the Meanwhile…. Wanna Sauna? >> RESERVATIONS

SEPTEMBER  >>>>>>>>>>>
Preseason Workshops

Come to learn, stay for Sauna! From design to hosting and health—Preseason workshop sessions are open to anyone interested in learning and sharing the transformative tradition of Sauna. Details and registration below.

OCTOBER  >>>>>>>>>>>>
Pop-up Operations Training

Operations training and practice for this year’s Stoker hosting team. Look for pop-up Sauna opportunities and Stoker sign-up below to learn more about our Sauna Stoker hosting program.

Kickoff Residency! 

Join us for our Kickoff residency with a special community partner. Past locations include the American Swedish Institute, Surly Brewing, Como Park, and Blackbird Cafe. Sign up here for updates to receive details on membership and reservations. 

Join the 612 STOKER Team

In order to open the Forge to its Member-owners, the Co-op needs personnel trained to operate the Sauna and execute openings at residencies throughout the Twin Cities this winter.


  • Hosting certification (upon completion of 2 Workshop sessions)
  • Paid hosting shifts and free Sauna

    Trainees will receive training and hosting practice during September and October Preseason Workshop sessions to qualify for paid hosting shifts at The Forge starting November 1.

    The training program fee is $50 and includes lots of free benchtime at The Forge during Preseason Workshops. Your workshop registrations fees will be deducted from the $50 program fee. Once qualified, Stokers can sign up for paid hosting shifts at The Forge throughout the Sauna season.

Please know that dozens of volunteers are putting in mad hours to make this happen, and it’s happening quickly! Thank you for your support and patience. The best place to stay up-to-date on Sauna Society developments is our Facebook Group page. You can also follow us on Twitter & Instagram @612SaunaSociety.


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