612 Sauna Cooperative Logo. Good Sauna in Good Company For Greater Minneapolis.

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


We are excited to share our 2023-24 sauna season with you! 

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Hidden Beach/Cedar Lake Reservations, April 26 – May 27
Queer Heat, 5/10

Guided Aufguss with Sam, May 17
Guided Sunset Silent Session with Cyndi, May 24

Hidden Beach Member-Only Event, May 27

Co-op Members receive a generous discount, free member events, and advanced booking access to reservations.  
Learn more about becoming a Member.


March 21 – April 22, 2024: Lake Nokomis Main Beach, Minneapolis
April 26 – May 27, 2024: Hidden Beach/Cedar Lake East, Minneapolis


Public drop-in reservations – $40

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

Pass Package reservation – $22-40

Buy a Public Pass Package or Member Pass Package

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Things to Know & Refund Policy

What to Bring and What to Expect


  • Bathing suit (required)
  • Water bottle
  • 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


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 Cooperative, 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.

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 Cooperative, please ask a member of the Stoker Team, or email us at volunteer@612saunasociety.com.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Our policy remains the same–no refunds once you have purchased your ticket. During COVID times, we were offering credits if you were ill, however, we will no longer be offering that.  If you cannot make your session for any reason, you are welcome to share your ticket with another sauna lover or sell it to someone else. 

If you book the wrong date on Eventbrite, we will do our best to help you move the tickets, however, we will no longer be able to refund the Eventbrite fees.  Please keep in mind that we have one very part-time staff person that handles the bookings, and they may not be able to respond to you right away. The best option is to make sure that you have selected the correct date/time before you check out. 

We thank you all for your understanding.  We are a tiny but mighty cooperative, and our goal is to remain fiscally strong for years to come and of course, continue to provide good heat in good company! 

Sauna Session Pass Packages

Pass Packages & Gift Certificates

Receive discounted reservation pricing and avoid the reservation fees with a Pass Package. You still need to reserve your benchtime after purchasing a Pass Package.

Public Pass Packages


Please allow for 24 hours to receive your pass package code and/or gift certificate by email. Passes are valid one year from purchase date. Passes are subject to tax. 

Member Pass Packages

Co-op Members, purchase your Member Pass Package or Gift Certificate here at a discounted rate.

How to purchase a Pass Package or Gift Certificate

1.) Choose your Pass Package from the drop-down selector.

2.) Click “buy now” to be taken to the Paypal payment page.

3.) 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. 

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

Group Event Bookings

Book the sauna for your business event or private gathering

Contact us for group pricing. Firewood and hosting provided. Just show up with your pals and enjoy the warmth of the Sauna!

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