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


The 612 Sauna Society Co-op was formed in 2016 following our successful kickstarter campaign. Today we have over 200 members and own and operate a mobile sauna unit, which is currently scheduled this season to be at: Hidden Beach, Vertical Endeavors–Twin Cities Bouldering, Loppet Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park and more locations coming soon!

COVID19 UPDATE 3/16/20

Dear 612 Sauna Society Supporter, 

With the recent developments around COVID19, we wanted to share a few updates with you. 

We are saddened to announce that we are postponing the opening of our Surly residency until at least April 16. The state and federal recommendations regarding gatherings and distancing make it impossible to safely open the sauna to the public.  The health and safety of our guests and hosts is our number one priority.  We will continue to monitor the situation, and inform you once we feel it is safe to open the sauna. For those that had already purchased reservations, we will be issuing you a refund via the payment method that you used. 

Now, more than ever, as we stay home to prevent the spread of the virus and not overwhelm our healthcare system, we encourage you to share resources on how you are getting through this unique time that we face.  We know that our community is amazing and provides many a safe, relaxing time during the week where we can chat with  new/familiar faces.  I, for one, will certainly miss this aspect of my week.  That’s why we have created the 612 Sauna Society Supporters Group on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/218143535969355/  (This group is intended for everyone that supports 612SS–both members and non-members.) We want everyone to have a safe place to chat and exchange ideas on how you are getting through this pandemic and be able to provide overall support for each other.   Please join us there to continue the wonderful conversations that we normally have in the sauna–only this time safely from our warm couches.  We are fortunate to have social media to keep us all socially connected and we encourage you to reach out and support this amazing community that we have built together during this time.   

Thank you for being a part of our wonderful sauna community and we wish you good health. 

Warm wishes, 

Jessica Nelson-Roehl
Operations Manager

Join us! 

Did you know that a regular sauna practice can be beneficial to your health?  (Even more reason to continue to sauna as the temperature warms up!) 
CNN came to film 612 Sauna Society about the health benefits of sauna.  View their piece (featuring us!), “Sauna Bathing for your Hearth Health” here

Make a Reservation

Book now… 

Join us as we heat up the Forge in the beer garden at Surly Brewing! 

Surly Brewing, Minneapolis

Book now at: 

**Bookings currently postponed because of COVID19.**

* * Co-op Members receive a generous discount and advanced booking access to reservations before reservations are released here to the public. Learn more about becoming a Member. **



Thursday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 


We’re mobile!  

We’re currently at Surly Brewery! 

520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


Public drop-in reservations – $25

Pass Package reservation – $13 – $19

(scroll down for Pass Packages)

> Book your drop-in reservation now

* Co-op Members receive a discount when booking with their Member Promo Code * 

Things to know

What to bring and what to expect.


  • Good parking Karma! It’s ski season and parking at the Trailhead can be difficult. If you can’t find a spot in the Trailhead lot, you may need to park at the old Chalet and walk down to the trailhead. We appologize for the inconveneince but we promise that the warm-up will be worth the walk! 
  • Bathing suit (required)
  • Water bottle
  • 2 Towels – one to sit on and one to use after your session. Your sitting towel should be long enough to place your feet on the towel as well. There are hooks in the hot room to hang your sitting towel between rounds.
  • Flip flops
  • Lock for lockers. (Locker room and showers available onsite.)


The Sauna Society Code has been identified to ensure that all guests have an enjoyable sauna and can be immersed in the health benefits of the activity, and can be summarized as follows:

At the 612 Sauna Society, our intention is to support a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive space to enjoy the health and community benefits of sauna.
We are aware of ourselves, each other, and our surroundings to ensure a safe environment for all sauna guests.

We are aware of our own health and safety, and we are also aware of the health of other guests.
We and our guests 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 and all are welcome here.

In short, we endeavour to treat each other as a family—one that loves and respects each other.

Thank you for helping us create a safe and comfortable space for all.


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 “rounds” 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.


  • Alcohol is not permitted. 
  • The Sauna will be staffed by a trained host. 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 Session Pass Packages

Sauna Session Pass Packages 

If you’re a Co-op Member, click here to purchase your Pass Package or Gift Certificate at a discounted rate. Otherwise, please follow the directions and links below…

** Note: You still need to reserve your benchtime after you purchase your Pass Package. Pls read the directions below for more information **  

Info and Directions: How to purchase a Pass Package or Gift Certificate (click here)

Receive discounted reservation pricing and avoid the Eventbrite fees with a Session Pass Package. 

If you are a Co-op or Trailhead Member, please click here for Session Pass Packages. If not, read on…

1.) When you’re done reading this, expand the box below and choose your package from the drop-down selector.

2.) Click “buy now.” (You will be taken to a Paypal paymenet page.)

2.) On the paypal payment page, choose whether you’d like to pay via paypal or credit card. 

The Credit Card option is the grey button on the bottom. 

3.) You’ll receive a confirmation email within 3 business days (we process passes manually) with your Session Pass Promotion Code, which you will use at checkout to book future reservations. 

** Our Pass Packages are valid through the end of the sauna season (May 31, 2020) ** 


Group Event Bookings

Book the sauna for your business event or private gathering 

  • 3 hour rental at the Theodore Wirth Trailhead for up to 20 people $525 (Contact us about other locations and pricing)
  • Firewood and hosting provided. Just show up with your pals and enjoy the warmth of the Sauna! 

Contact us to book benchtime for your group

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Host a Sauna Event

Want to collaborate on a sauna event at your location? Sponsor a pop-up residency event to bring Sauna Society to you!  

  • Base residency fee including delivery: $2,000 
  • Public event fee varies (approx. $1,000 – $2,000)
  • Firewood and hosting provided. 

Contact us to learn more...

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