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Saunatimes founder Glenn (left) and 612 Sauna Society founder JP (right) discussing tongue and groove cedar whilst in hot room of mobile sauna

Sauna Talk: Six 612 Sauna Society Steering Committee members Sauna Talk from the heart

In this episode of Sauna Talk, we get to hear why six of the 612 Sauna Society Steering Committee members believe in the sauna experience so deeply.

In Minneapolis, MN, there is a 2,000 member strong sauna community, called the 612 Sauna Society.  For the past couple years, folks have signed up and gathered for sauna sessions in a mobile sauna.  The mobile sauna was hauled around to “residencies.”  While the sauna was parked in public places like brew pub parking lots, frozen urban lakeside shorelines, and along the sidewalk of a downtown city street, our king Sauna Meister JP would organize time slots for 612 Sauna Society participants to partake in their own sauna experiences.  Often this involved taking a sauna with folks they didn’t know.

People were very receptive to this concept, especially during the frosty cold months December through March.

Now, something more magical and substantial is underway.  The 612 Sauna Society Cooperative.

The 612 Sauna Society is looking for folks to pledge as founding members, volunteer their time to help promote the fundraising campaign, and evangelize with Twittering, shouting and sharing the good vibrations.

In this episode of Sauna Talk, we meet six people who dig sauna.  In this episode we learn about how the rising sauna tide is lifting many boats in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

“It’s time to activate our thermoregulatory system.”

Saunatimes founder Glenn (left) and 612 Sauna Society founder JP (right) discussing tongue and groove cedar whilst in hot room of mobile sauna
Saunatimes founder Glenn (left) and 612 Sauna Society founder JP (right) discuss merits of left brain and right brain thinking while building a mobile sauna.

 

 

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2 Comments on This Post

  1. Hi Glenn and 612,
    The idea of a mobile sauna interests me. I hate to bring it up, but how has the 612 decided to handle liability? We are learning the benefits of sauna, but small risks do exist, and I am guessing the Twin Cities is full of lawyers and people know lawyers. When you take the mobile sauna out and about is a sign enough to eliminate liability, do you get a waiver signed, etc.? All this detracts from the purity of sauna, I know, but I also know not all are willing to accept responsibility for their own actions.

  2. Hi Jim:

    Sauna guests sign a waiver form. Last winter, Little Box Sauna had insurance which was necessary to free liability from the locations where sauna had residencies. Unfortunately, all that is a necessary (and substantial) expense for sauna in the public realm. BTW, very well said “not all are willing to accept responsibility for their own actions.”

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