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

RESERVATIONS

Hours

Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Location

Theodore Wirth Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422 

Pricing

25 Non-Members
$15 Co-Op Member-Owners
$20 Trailhead Members

Get discounted reservations and help us cut out the middleman (no Eventbrite fees!) by taking advantage of our Pass Packages.  

Reservations are open to the public — all are welcome!

All of our events are suitable for first-timers and seasoned sauna-goers alike! We encourage you to bring a few friends (there are 7 seats available per session) or attend solo (making new friends and having spontaneous and enlightened conversations has been known to occur). 

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.

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 90 minutes of benchtime.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • All members and guests are expected to abide by the Sauna Society Code.

What to bring

  • Bathing suit (required)
  • Water bottle (non-metal)
  • Towel (an extra towel for final round and rinse is recommended

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 “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.

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—just to name a few. One’s 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.

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 – we are here to share, learn, grow, and bond through the joy and health inherent in all traditions.

Why a Sauna Co-o

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 – everyone 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 – visit 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.

Session Pass Packages


Choose your package




How it works (click here)

1.) Choose your package from the drop-down selector above. 10 and 5 session passes are available. 

If you are a Co-op Member-Owner, click here for Member-Owner Session Passes.

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.) Receive your Session Pass promo code and Book your reservations. 

You’ll receive a promo code via email within 24 hours to book your reservations. We still need you to book your session using the reservation links above so we can reserve your spot. You will not be charged anything at booking when you use your Pass Promo code at reservation checkout. 

 

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

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